Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze and the Mayor of Borodyanka, Georgiy Yerko, visit the destroyed town of Borodyanka.

27 May 2022 Minister Schulze visits Kyiv Internal link

At her meeting with government ministers in Kyiv she assured the country that Germany will provide continued civilian support to address the consequences of the war and the foundations for the reconstruction of a free Ukraine. 

Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze at the meeting of the G7 development ministers in Berlin

19 May 2022 Global Alliance for Food Security launched Internal link

The G7 Development Ministers agreed today to launch a Global Alliance for Food Security as a way to combat the hunger crisis that is threatening the world. 

German Development Minister Svenja Schulze and Indonesian Development Minister Suharso Monoarfa speak at the opening press conference of the G7 Development Ministers' Meeting in Berlin.

18 May 2022 Meeting of G7 Development Ministers starts in Berlin today Internal link

The development ministers of the G7 countries are coming together today for a two-day meeting in Berlin. They will discuss common development policy responses to the challenges facing the world today.

Sparbuch

ODA Germany met international financing target for development cooperation in 2021 Internal link

According to preliminary OECD calculations Germany last year again met the internationally agreed target of spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income (GNI) for development cooperation.

Black lechwe in Bangweulu Wetlands National Park, Zambia

Biodiversity Legacy Landscapes Fund Internal link

This natural heritage fund brings together public and private donors to secure permanent core funding for 30 protected areas with exceptional biodiversity. 

Impfung gegen Covid-19

COVID-19 Global immunisation campaign offers a way out of the crisis Internal link

The scientific community expects that humankind will have to live with this new kind of coronavirus and the illness COVID-19 for some time to come. The international community therefore needs to develop strategies to cope with this new threat. 

Solar power plant in a desert

Topic "Green" hydrogen as a building block of the energy transition Internal link

The BMZ promotes the production of hydrogen using renewable energies in developing countries

SEEG deployment Benin, 2017: Chikungunya reagents - state-of-the-art detection methods introduced

Web portal Healthy DEvelopments External link

The web portal Healthy DEvelopments showcases Germany's commitment to health and social protection in partner countries world-wide.

News

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Putin's war against Ukraine is causing immeasurable suffering, millions of people are fleeing. We are helping to alleviate acute suffering and at the same time create prospects for the people in and from Ukraine. The war in the breadbasket of the world also has a dramatic impact on global nutrition. We will now do everything we can to prevent further famines.
Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Logo of Germany's G7 Presidency 2022

Group of 7 Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022 Internal link

On 1 January 2022, Germany assumed the presidency of the Group of 7 (G7). This is an opportunity to expand the traditionally strong role played by development policy concerns in the G7 circle.

Symbolic image: outlines of people, overcoming gender boundaries

Feminist development policy Internal link

The BMZ is comprehensively committed to the equal participation by all people in social, political and economic life – regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, skin colour, disability or other traits. 

Water scarcity and drought are among the serious consequences of climate change.

Climate change and development Internal link

The BMZ supports developing countries in reducing greenhouse gases and adapting to the consequences of climate change. In this way, the ministry contributes to advancing the implementation of international climate and development goals.

Leadership of the ministry

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Svenja Schulze Internal link

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Niels Annen, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Niels Annen Internal link

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Bärbel Kofler, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Dr Bärbel Kofler Internal link

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jochen Flasbarth Internal link

State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development