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Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG)

The Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) is part of the KfW Group. Whilst KfW Entwicklungsbank implements government-level cooperation, the task of the DEG is to promote private business initiatives in developing and transition countries. In this way, the DEG aims to contribute to sustainable growth and to improve the living conditions of individuals in partner countries. It also provides private business with long-term capital for investments in partner countries of German development cooperation.

The DEG invests in profitable, sustainable projects for development across all sectors of the economy: from agriculture to the manufacturing industry, from the service sector to infrastructure. Another focus of the work of the DEG is investment in local financial markets in order to facilitate the reliable access to capital in-country.

In 2008 the DEG made financial pledges worth some 1.2 billion euros.

But financing is only one aspect of the work of the DEG. It also provides its clients with in-depth advice, consultancy services, and partnership-based support with respect to their endeavours to implement projects. To allow it to provide optimum support and back-up services for its projects, the DEG has opened offices in some partner countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand.

The DEG also offers services under the BMZ's Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme. The DEG helps German and European businesses to structure PPP projects and offers competent advisory services throughout all phases of implementation. Since the programme was first launched in 1999, the DEG has co-financed some 500 PPP projects worldwide.

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Deutsche Investitions-
und Entwicklungs-
gesellschaft (DEG)

Kämmergasse 22
D-50676 Köln
Phone: +49 / 221 / 49 86-0
Fax: +49 / 221 / 49 86-12 90

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