Traditional "family photo" of the delegation leaders during the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC) on Monday, 4 July 2022, in Lugano, Switzerland

4 July 2022 Schulze: "Let's start setting the course now for rebuilding Ukraine" Internal link

Development Minister heads the German delegation at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano

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.

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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. 

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
Flooding in Mozambique

GERMANY’S G7 PROPOSAL Global Shield against Climate Risk Internal link

Due to climate change, extreme weather events like heavy flooding or droughts are becoming increasingly more frequent. Poor and vulnerable people and countries need to get better protection against these climate-related risks. They are calling on the industrialised countries for support. The G7 countries have therefore agreed to set up a Global Shield against Climate Risks.

A woman shows the result after pounding millet on a smallholder farm in Ishiara, Kenya.

Food security Eradicating hunger – ensuring food security Internal link

The right to food is a human right. All states and governments have a duty to make this right, enshrined in international law, a reality for their citizens. "Living without hunger – transforming agricultural and food systems" is the core theme of Germany's commitment and it places food security at the centre of international cooperation.

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. 

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