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Social development

Education is a powerful driver of sustainable development. We foster formal and non-formal education approaches in pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary education. We work with our partners to develop concepts for the economic and social integration of young people so that they can harness their potential and build themselves a future.

‘We have to reach young people’
Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global, about the right to family planning
For prosperous nations
Health is the basis for more prosperous nations, says Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Greening Cairo’s rooftops
Vegetable growing on tower blocks: just one example of how residents are improving their living conditions.
Work at last
In Pakistan technical and vocational education and training (TVET) increasingly includes a practical element.
Occupational health and safety
Mongolian representatives travelled to Oslo and Berlin to find out how to make jobs safer and healthier.
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.
Power to the people
A hydropower plant supplies electricity to a Nicaraguan village for the first time. It has changed the place for good.
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