Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze is sworn in by Parlament President Bärbel Bas in front of the German parliament.

Handover of office Svenja Schulze is the new Minister for Development Internal link

Niels Annen and Bärbel Kofler are the new Parliamentary State Secretaries to the Minister, Jochen Flasbarth is the new State Secretary.

View of Planet Earth

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.

Black lechwe in Bangweulu Wetlands National Park, Zambia

Launch event Launch of the 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.

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Refugee camp in Nigeria

Displaced people Internal link

Development cooperation cannot eliminate the causes of displacement and irregular migration overnight. In the long term, however, it is an important and effective instrument for permanently improving the living conditions of people in their home countries and thus creating prospects for them to stay.

Solar system Solar Jama in the Atacama Desert in Chile

"Green" hydrogen Internal link

Global energy consumption is set to grow by 50 per cent by 2050; in developing countries and emerging economies it will increase by as much as 70 per cent. This means that green hydrogen is absolutely essential to a successful energy transition and to achieving international climate goals. It can be used, among other things, to produce climate-neutral fuels. They are called Power-to-X products (PtX). Green hydrogen can also be used to store energy. That makes green hydrogen a key commodity in a successful energy transition.

Schüler in der Metallwerkstatt einer Berufsbildungseinrichtung in Accra, Ghana

A Marshall Plan with Africa Internal link

The countries of Africa have set themselves a highly ambitious agenda for the socio-economic transformation they need to accomplish. In order to help Africa realise this development agenda, we need an entirely new kind of collaboration, a political partnership between equals which offers support for Africa's own agenda. Africa needs African solutions. Therefore, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has taken a new direction in its cooperation with Africa.

Federal Minister Svenja Schulze

Leadership of the ministry 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