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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 2023, provision has been made for spending in the order of 12.16 billion euros.

The appropriations in the 2023 budget are distributed as follows:

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2022

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2023

Distribution of the BMZ budget 2023

(1) 5.755.753 thousand euros (47.3%)
Bilateral official development cooperation

(2) 1.358.895 thousand euros (11.2%)
Civil society and business groups and institutions

(3) 432.176 thousand euros (3.6%)
European Development Fund

(4) 988.182 thousand euros (8.1%)
United Nations and international institutions

(5) 913.034 thousand euros (7.5%)
World Bank

(6) 309.320 thousand euros (2.5%)
Regional banks

(7) 973.874 thousand euros (8.0%)
International food security and global environmental protection

(8) 53.254 thousand euros (0.4%)
Research, evaluation and training in development cooperation

(9) 95.875 thousand euros (0.8%)
Other grants

(10) 1.121.100 thousand euros (9.2%)
Special initiatives

(11) 155.374 thousand euros (1.3%)
Ministry costs

6.372 housand euros
Centrally calculated administrative costs. (Inclusive across-the-board budget cut*).

Total 12.156.837 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: 01/07/2022