Owned by the German government, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provides services in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ works on behalf of other public and private sector clients both in Germany and overseas. These include the governments of other countries, the European Union, the United Nations, the World Bank and other donor organisations.
The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2017, we generated a business volume of around 2.6 billion euros. Our 19,506 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries.
GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; environmental protection, natural resources management and climate change. We also support our partners with management and logistical services and act as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts.