Facts and figures of German development cooperation

BMZ budget

The budget of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is contained in the German national budget, where it is departmental budget 23. In fiscal 2019, provision has been made for spending in the order of 10.2 billion euros. more

Official Development Assistance (ODA)

The standard used to measure Germany's, and other donors', development funding is the ODA/GNI ratio. This expresses Official Development Assistance as a percentage of Gross National Income. What counts as Official Development Assistance? How much does Germany spend on development? more

Transparency for greater effectiveness

Transparency is an im­por­tant aspect of Germany's de­vel­op­ment policy. The public and parliament are informed about the use of public funds through full and timely publication and explanation of the de­vel­op­ment contributions provided by the German gov­ern­ment. At the same time this helps to further enhance the effectiveness of German de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion: If information on the use of funds is disclosed and if cash flows are predictable and traceable, de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion becomes more efficient. more

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