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Web portal: Healthy DEvelopments

Healthy DEvelopments: Hospital in Vietnam. Urheberrecht: GIZ

The web portal Healthy DEvelopments is online at This microsite showcases Germany's commitment to health and social pro­tec­tion in partner coun­tries world-wide. It covers news from German-supported programmes and relevant conferences as well as innovative methods and tools, good practices and topics for discussion by health and social protection exports. Since the portal aims to reach interested de­vel­op­ment practitioners worldwide it reports in English rather than in German. And for each of its news items, tools and videos, it invites visitors to comment, thus providing a platform for lively debate on current challenges and promising practices for partner countries' health and social protection systems.

Curious? Check it out at Healthy DEvelopments

G7 Progress Report

G7 progress report

The Japanese G7 presidency has published its accountability report, the Ise-Shima Progress Report. The G7 regularly report on the progress of the commitments made at the annual summits to provide transparency and increase credibility. Full reports on the implementation of the commitments are produced every three years.

You can read the full report here (PDF 4.3 MB) and the summary here (PDF 2.7 MB).

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Join in the dialogue

Logo: Marshall Plan with Africa

Development Minister Müller is launching a dialogue about the future of cooperation between Europe and our neighbouring continent Africa. He has proposed a Marshall Plan with Africa as an expression of our determination and confidence that we can successfully find a path to peace and development.

We have set out the cornerstones of the plan in our Ministry over recent weeks. Now we need your support. You are invited to comment on our draft, add proposals and ideas and share your experience to help us develop a successful and effective plan. Further information


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