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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 2024, provision has been made for spending in the order of 11.22 billion euros.

The appropriations in the 2024 budget are distributed as follows:

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2022

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2024

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2024

(1) 5,154,022 thousand euros (45.9%)
Bilateral official development cooperation

(2) 1,307,993 thousand euros (11.7%)
Civil society and business groups and institutions

(3) 309,277 thousand euros (2.8%)
European Development Fund

(4) 979,469 thousand euros (8.7%)
United Nations and international institutions

(5) 986,524 thousand euros (8.8%)
Payments to institutions of the World Bank Group

(6) 198,127 thousand euros (1.8%)
Regional banks

(7) 968,746 thousand euros (8.6%)
International food security and global environmental protection

(8) 56,456 thousand euros (0.5%)
Research, evaluation and training in development cooperation

(9) 116,498 thousand euros (1.0%)
Other grants

(10) 971,476 thousand euros (8.7%)
Special initiatives

(11) 168,693 thousand euros (1.5%)
Ministry costs

8,917 thousand euros
Centrally calculated administrative costs. (Inclusive across-the-board budget cut*).

Total 11,217,281 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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The BMZ regularly publishes data and documents on its bilateral development cooperation in line with the IATI Standard.

As at: 12/04/2024