Development policy

Worldwide pandemic control, climate protection, displacement and migration, digitalisation – Germany's development policy provides answers to the global issues of the future. Our guidelines for this are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Germany has a special responsibility when it comes to global cooperation – both by building bridges and by providing support. As Development Minister, my focus is on conserving the world's vital natural resources and on creating the right conditions for de­vel­op­ment progress, solidarity and justice. Our objective must be to ensure that everyone in the world is able to enjoy a good life.
Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

The most important tasks of German development policy include the global realisation of human rights, the fight against hunger and poverty, the protection of the climate and biodiversity, health and education, gender equality, fair supply chains, the use of digitalisation and technology transfer, and the strengthening of private investment to promote sustainable development worldwide. 

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