akzente spotlights political and social developments. Essays by leading authors contribute to current debates, and interviews and comments help broaden horizons. Infographics provide a clear presentation of complex issues.




Essay Women

The rise of women
Women have increasingly taken top-level political posts. Malliga Och describes the long road to power.

Report Female

Breaking new ground together
They challenge stereotypes and are role models: female members of Jordan’s regional councils in action.

Essay employment

New ways to tackle the global jobs crisis
World Bank economist David Robalino describes the fight against rising unemployment.


Learning for life
Youth unemployment in Tunisia is high. A partnership is helping young people to get the training they need.

Germany‘s responsibility

Protecting migrants
Germany and the EU are providing protection for children and adults by improving migration management in the Horn of Africa.

Germany‘s responsibility

Germany in the Eyes of the World
For the third time, GIZ has interviewed people across the globe to find out about their perceptions of Germany.


Access for everyone
Digitalisation is global. It affects every part of our lives. And yet some people are being left behind. How can digitalisation become a driver of development?


Programmed for health
Bangladesh’s health system is undergoing a quiet revolution: digitalisation is making work easier for doctors and saving money.

Clean Energy - Interview

“Unprecedented Support”
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework on Climate Change, about the Climate Agreement.

Clean energy

A rising star
Renewable energy is currently experiencing a major boom. However, a series of challenges stills stands in the way of a global energy transition.

Guest article: Africa

Feeding the fish
Jowhor Ile is a Nigerian author whose ­writings about daily life in Africa are both poetic and political.

Africa - Interview

‘Africa can capture the century’
Kandeh Yumkella has left a high-ranking position at the United Nations in order to push for progress in Sierra Leone.

Agenda 2030 - Interview

‘We overstate the negative’
Max Roser studies living conditions worldwide. He sees a clear upward trend: conditions are improving – if we take the long view.

Essay - Agenda 2030

A compass – even in times of crisis
Agenda 2030 is a plan of action to ensure that all the world’s people can live in dignity, freedom and in a healthy environment.