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Economic development and employment

We deliver advice on economic policy issues and, with our partners, find solutions to develop the private sector and boost employment. We create local, pro-poor financial systems to give everyone the opportunity to share the benefits of economic development and economic growth.

Saving electricity, boosting profits
Replacing old refrigerators helps entrepreneurs and enables Mexico to achieve its climate targets.
Sharing knowledge in Thailand
Brought together by a volunteer programme, financial experts from Deutsche Bank are supporting rice farmers.
New jobs for young people
One in four Egyptians under the age of 24 is without a job. Now an employment pact has restored hope.
Finest vanilla for a better life
In collaboration with GIZ, Symrise AG supports Madagascan farmers in exchange for top-quality vanilla.
New horizons – new insights
In social work, a skilled workforce is the make-or-break factor. A US-German exchange programme broadens horizons.
Back on solid ground
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building changed everything. Victims explain how they set about building a new life.
Mali's new bosses
Many successful small businesses in the West African country of Mali are run by women these days.
Sweet Vocation
The story of a confectionary worker shows how GIZ improves young people’s prospects in the Palestinian territories.
Dreams and uncertainty
There are high expectations of the young generation.
We are many
Never before has the world had such a high youth population.
What’s lacking, is work
Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Youth in South Sudan
Dhieu Williams about youth in South Sudan