Federal Minister for Development Gerd Mül­ler

Minister Müller proposed as new Dircetor General of UNIDO Internal link

Minister Müller said: "I am thankful for the great confidence that was placed in me."

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

News Minister Müller: Vaccination roll-out in Africa is an important step Internal link

"The only way out of the crisis is a global immunisation campaign. In order to now be able to vaccinate people quickly, we are using the tried and tested structures of the global immunisation alliance Gavi"

Bundesminister Gerd Müller vor Photovoltaikpaneelen in der ägyptischen Wüste

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.


The Green Button

The Green Button Internal link

The government-run textile label, the Green Button, was initiated in September 2019 by the German Development Ministry. Its goal is to protect people and the environment throughout the textiles value chain – from the fibres to the clothes hanger. The Green Button helps consumers find ethical textiles. The Green Button will be highly visible – in the form of a symbol – either on the price tag, on the product itself or on the packaging, therefore making it easy to spot.

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.

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.

Leadership of the ministry

Federal Minister Gerd Müller
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Development Ministry
Dr Stefan Oswald