akzente | Das Magazin der GIZ

Welcoming the world
Until recently, Theth was a virtually deserted village in the Albanian Alps. But life has returned to the village with a hiking trail.
Revolution in the desert
How Chile is producing low-cost green electricity with support from Germany and is leading the way in mitigating climate change.
Programmed for health
Bangladesh’s health system is undergoing a quiet revolution: digitalisation is making work easier for doctors and saving money.
Through other eyes
A German-American exchange programme provides professionals with insights into the mentality of their host country.
The stuff that futures are made of
Ethiopia’s textile industry is booming. Growing numbers of people are set to benefit from the new jobs it is creating.
The white gold of Félane
Ice costs a fortune in Senegal. A group of women have banded together to make their own using a solar-powered system.

Renewable energy – photos of our work worldwide

Information and background

  • Much needed temporary jobs

    On behalf of BMZ, GIZ has helped partners to create 22,000 temporary jobs in Dohuk Province.

  • ‘A tool for development’

    Shradha Sharma is a journalist and the founder of YourStory, the biggest media ­technology platform for start-ups in India.

  • Fighting violence against women

    An app and awareness campaigns: How GIZ is preventing violence against women in South America.

  • For Peace

    Germany is offering support to the people of Mali as they move towards reconciliation and stability.

  • A brighter future for businesses

    A pilot project in the Masai region illustrates how small-scale solar power generation benefits local businesses.

  • Fighting hunger

    On behalf of BMZ, GIZ has supported Rwanda in strengthening its agriculture.


More than just poets and philosophers
Infographics: Germany presents many faces to the world – and has a few surprises up its sleeve.
‘Greater focus on strategy’
Amel Saidane from Tunisia and Victor Andrusiv from Ukraine were two of around 150 people who took part in the GIZ study ‘Germany in the Eyes of the World’.
Protecting migrants
Germany and the EU are providing protection for children and adults by improving migration management in the Horn of Africa.
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.

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Facts and figures

  • MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action

  • Almost 1.1 billion people still have no access to electric power. Solar lights are cheaper and more frequently purchased.

  • of 91,523 species of flora and fauna examined are threatened with extinction.

  • of full-time jobs in the world are generated by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  • billion people more than in 1990 now have access to safe drinking water.

  • The good news is that child labour is on the decline. However, 168 million children are still victims of this exploitation.

  • Excerpt from the joint declaration of the African Union – European Union Summit in Abidjan in November 2017

  • of young people worldwide are illiterate. Fifty years ago, the figure was much higher at 25 per cent.

  • It is a sad reality that more than 85 countries have fewer than one physician per 1,000 inhabitants.

Empty seas