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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?
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.
Sowing the seeds of success
In Chad, locals and refugees have to get by on very little. With seeds and training, it is hoped that harvests will improve.
My friend, the tree
How livestock ranchers in Colombia are protecting the rain forest and improving their incomes at the same time.

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Information and background

  • ‘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.

  • Starting a new life back home

    When Kosovars return, a centre provides support with reintegration. And GIZ is promoting hiking tourism in the country.

Highlights

Clean Energy
A bright future for renewables
"We need strong, predictable, smart policies around the world", writes Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA.
Radiating appeal
Exciting facts and figures about the future of energy in our infographics.
“Unprecedented Support”
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework on Climate Change, about the Climate Agreement.
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.

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Facts and figures

  • 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.

  • G20 Leaders’ Declaration issued at the close of the G20 summit in Hamburg on 8 July 2017 

  • of all food is wasted or spoiled. Not when it reaches the consumer, but before it ever leaves the producer – in storage, for instance. 

  • trillion passenger kilometres are expected to be accounted for by global passenger transportation in 2030.

  • Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin in November 2016

  • of women have experienced physical or sexual violence in a relationship, making these some of the most widespread human rights violations.

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