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GIZ

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The commissioning parties and cooperation partners all place their trust in GIZ, and we work with them to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, to develop these into concrete plans and to implement them. Since we are a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to our work. Together with our partners in national governments worldwide and cooperation partners from the worlds of business, research and civil society, we work flexibly to deliver effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2020, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.3 billion. Our 23,614 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 483 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2020, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 212 integrated experts and 516 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services.*

* Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2020

Publications

A G7 Infrastructure Club – Mobilizing the Transformative Power of Cities to Support Multilateralism and the Agenda 2030 in Post-COVID G7/G20

In the context of an increasing divergence of models, a highly divergent recovery and overlapping and multiple global crises, multi-level governance is critical to address systemic challenges. The benefits of such a strategy, too long ignored by national governments, was well documented during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, the G7 presidency of Germany has launched a G7 Urban development track to support investments for a better future and a sustainable planet and it has acknowledged the formation of an urban engagement group in the G7. The creation of an infrastructure club, complementing the G7 Germany proposal of a climate club would be an innovative way to support the transformative power of cities in the G7 and nurture a quality dialogue between G7 and G20 in support of the delivery of the Agenda 2030 despite times of uncertainties.

Build Digital Public Goods for Health: A Private and Public Sector Global Initiative

COVID-19 exposed the disparities in basic healthcare coverage and a human’s ability to thrive. While it affects everyone on the planet, the disparity across countries is stark due to access to vaccines, basic health systems, and increasingly, data. In fact, the Lancet FT Commission recognized digital technology as “a social determinant of health”. Examining social determinants of health makes apparent that the uneven distribution of and access to technology and data can make a significant difference to health outcomes. Government’s’ ability to implement a whole of society approach when designing digital infrastructures, systems, and services, protecting and using the data from those systems to make health decisions will be a key factor in addressing global inequity. Building on the G7 Patient Access to Health Records and the G20 Ministers Declaration on the role of Digital Health in the Pandemic Response, to address the key challenges facing health and society, we must make the necessary investment in reusable digital infrastructure and services. We must do it in a way that builds the local capabilities to ensure technology tools empower people, strengthen systems, and minimise potential harms.

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