akzente | Das Magazin der GIZ

China’s meteoric rise
China’s rise is unstoppable. China expert Professor Eberhard Sandschneider explains why, and how the West should respond.
Gathering momentum
A trip through China with Guido Beermann, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Improving knowledge
Many young people in Central America are unemployed. At the same time, companies can’t find the skilled workers they need. An initiative brings the two sides together. Four views on a success story from Costa Rica.
Faster, higher, further
Environmental protection and pollution, extreme poverty and growth – China’s development remains contradictory.
‘China is hungry for success’
Interview with Zheng Han, Chair of the Sino-German School for Postgraduate Studies at Tongji University in Shanghai
Healthy Future
The health care system in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is being given a new lease of life. The impoverished province of South Kivu shows how this might look.

Empowerment – photos of our work worldwide

Information and background

  • Our job: to promote decent work

    GIZ promotes employment around the world – often delivering rapid results. Tilman Nagel explains what this involves.

  • Much needed temporary jobs

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

  • Identifying scope for action

    The world calls on our country to accept greater international responsibility. What does that mean for GIZ?

  • ‘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.

Highlights

China
Faster, higher, further
Environmental protection and pollution, extreme poverty and growth – China’s development remains contradictory.
‘China is hungry for success’
Interview with Zheng Han, Chair of the Sino-German School for Postgraduate Studies at Tongji University in Shanghai
China’s meteoric rise
China’s rise is unstoppable. China expert Professor Eberhard Sandschneider explains why, and how the West should respond.
Gathering momentum
A trip through China with Guido Beermann, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Facts and figures

  • million children and young people of school age are not receiving education. The figures for primary school children have not improved since 2008.

  • billion USD less is spent each year on things like energy and food as a consequence of natural disasters.

  • new cases of malaria have been reported by Paraguay over the last three years. This means that the country is considered to be free of the disease.

  • 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.

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