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Ministry Facts and figures of German development cooperation

The budget of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is contained in the German national budget, where it is departmental budget 23. In fiscal 2022, provision has been made for spending in the order of 12.35 billion euros.

The appropriations in the 2022 budget are distributed as follows:

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2022

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2022

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2022

(1) 5,364,065  thousand euros (43.4%)
Bilateral official development cooperation

(2) 1,319,741 thousand euros (10.7%)
Civil society and business groups and institutions

(3) 566,189 thousand euros (4.6%)
European Development Fund

(4) 1,481,214 thousand euros (12.0%)
United Nations and international institutions

(5) 777,272 thousand euros (6.3%)
World Bank

(6) 371,073  thousand euros (3.0%)
Regional banks

(7) 913,908 thousand euros (7.4%)
International food security and global environmental protection

(8) 53,073 thousand euros (0.4%)
Research, evaluation and training in development cooperation

(9) 95,285 thousand euros (0.8%)
Other grants

(10) 1,265,000 thousand euros (10.2%)
Special initiatives

(11) 143,073 thousand euros (1.2%)
Ministry costs

2,656 thousand euros
Centrally calculated administrative costs. (Inclusive across-the-board budget cut*). 

Total 12,349,893 thousand euros

*Across-the-board budget cuts are mandatory savings that a ministry has to make. They are centrally determined by the Federal Ministry of Finance and are shown in the budget as a negative amount. In order to meet these savings requirements, the BMZ has to manage its budget in such a way that expenditure is reduced accordingly within individual budget lines.

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As at: 01/07/2022