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Georgia: Connecting point between Europe and Asia

Although Georgia was for a long time part of Russia, and subsequently the Soviet Union, the country managed to preserve its cultural identity, including its own language and its own alphabet. For a long time, the republic also did well economically – until the breakup of the Soviet Union, which led to economic collapse in Georgia. Starting in the mid-1990s, the economy experienced a strong recovery. Since then, however, the country has repeatedly been shaken by new crises. more

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Tourismus

Tourism – an opportunity for sustainable development

More and more developing countries are harnessing their tourism potential – such as a warm climate, cultural heritage and intact natural environments – and assessing it for possible economic benefits. For one third of all developing countries, tourism is already the most important source of foreign exchange earnings. In half of all least developed countries (LDCs), the tourism sector accounts for more than 40 per cent of GDP. more


Web portal: Healthy DEvelopments

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The web portal Healthy DEvelopments is online at health.bmz.de. 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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Poverty, education, democracy, displacement, health, climate protection, social standards, the economy – German development policy covers a wide range of topics.

To give you a comprehensive overview of the diverse challenges and fields of work of development cooperation, we have compiled a keyword register for you. You can reach it via the navigation point "Issues", above in the grey navigation bar or find the overview page here.


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The 2030 Agenda

The Global Goals

On 25 September 2015, the UN Summit in New York adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda's 17 goals are designed to help all people around the world live in dignity.

The current crises impressively demonstrate just how important this is. For all people to be able to live in peace and without poverty, all states must work together to improve the situation of people and the environment.

Detailed information on Agenda 2030 and its implementation can be found here and on the website globalgoals.org.


Marshall Plan in action

Logo: Marshall Plan with Africa

The BMZ is in the process of rethinking its cooperation with the countries of Africa. From the Marshall Plan with Africa a new partnership between Africa and Europe can now emerge, which goes far beyond the traditional, project-based development cooperation.

The aim of the BMZ is to strengthen the development capacity of African states. Because many of the global challenges facing all of us can only be tackled with a strong Africa that generates jobs and wealth through sustainable economic growth. Here you can see some examples of how the Marshall Plan with Africa is being implemented.

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