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Development policy during Germany's G7 presidency

The BMZ is working closely with other ministries and the Federal Chancellery to frame Germany's development policy priorities for the G7 presidency.

An early highlight in 2015 will be the replenishment conference for the global Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, being co-hosted by the BMZ in Berlin on 26 and 27 January. For more information, follow the link to our special feature on the G7 presidency here.


23.09.2014 - In his statement, Min­is­ter Gerd Müller called for a new global part­ner­ship: "Ef­fi­cient cli­mate ac­tion is a vi­tal is­sue for the sur­vival of hu­mankind. That is why we need a new global part­ner­ship in which sus­tain­abil­ity is the prin­ci­ple upon which our ac­tions are based." (Statement starts at minute 57:45).

14.08.2013 - Through the seconded EZ-Scouts the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment (BMZ) is providing German companies with skilled advisors equipped with de­vel­op­ment know-how.

23.05.2013 - In almost all de­vel­op­ing coun­tries, children and young people make up the majority of the popu­la­tion – up to 70 per cent in some cases. The Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in 1989 sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of girls and boys until they reach the age of 18.

30.04.2013 - This conference clip sums up what we're glad to have exeperienced with young African innovators at our second Future Forum on May

23.11.2012 -

This film shows Employee Wellbeing Programmes in action: Ghanaian companies have recognized that promoting health as well as financial wellness amongst their employees ensures a positive and dynamic working climate, reduces absenteeism and enhances productivity. Take a look at this colourful 6-minute portrait of a successful initiative supported by German Development Cooperation and read the full article about this approach at

11.10.2012 - Regarding the world climate change, a responsible use of global resources and in particular tropical forests is decisive. A sustainable forest management is necessary to stop forest destruction and to embrace the legitimate rights of usage. How can we manage this? The answer is revealed in this video.

20.08.2012 - The strategy is based on a simple formula of 3x3 – three levels of intervention and three players – and it aims at fighting corruption in partner countries of German development cooperation.

21.03.2011 - Animated film of the BMZ about REED (Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) - an innovative model to protect forest and climate.

Web portal: Healthy DEvelopments

Healthy DEvelopments: Hospital in Vietnam. Urheberrecht: GIZ

The web portal Healthy DEvelopments is online at This microsite showcases Germany's commitment to health and social pro­tec­tion in partner coun­tries world-wide. It covers news from German-supported programmes and relevant conferences as well as innovative methods and tools, good practices and topics for discussion by health and social protection exports. Since the portal aims to reach interested de­vel­op­ment practitioners worldwide it reports in English rather than in German. And for each of its news items, tools and videos, it invites visitors to comment, thus providing a platform for lively debate on current challenges and promising practices for partner countries' health and social protection systems.

Curious? Check it out at Healthy DEvelopments

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Aid Effectiveness

Logo: Building Block Managing diversity and Reducing Fragmentation

The Building Block "Managing Di­ver­si­ty and Reducing Frag­men­ta­tion" is one of eight Building Blocks that have been launched at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in December 2011. The Build­ing Block dedicates its work to the question of how aid diversity can best be man­aged and fragmentation and proliferation ideally be reduced. more



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