Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationele Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The GIZ operates in more than 120 countries worldwide. In Germany we maintain a presence in nearly all federal states. Our registered offices are in Bonn and Eschborn. We employ approximately 17,000 staff members worldwide, more than 60% of whom are local personnel. In addition, there are 1,135 development workers, 750 integrated and 324 returning experts, 700 local experts in partner organisations and 850 "weltwärts" volunteers. With an estimated turnover of EUR 1.9 billion as at December 2010, the GiZ can look to the future with confidence.


Working efficiently, effectively and in a spirit of partnership, we support people and societies in developing, transition and industrialised countries in shaping their own futures and improving living conditions. This is what the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is all about. Established on 1 January 2011, it brings together under one roof the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation) and InWent - Capacity Building International, Germany. As a federally owned enterprise, we support the German government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.

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