Governance and democracy

GIZ assists its partners in establishing democratic systems and networks across all social groups, as a way of identifying relevant solutions to political, economic and social challenges. We advise at every political level.

‘Mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic’
Economist Siegfried Leffler has been Director of the GIZ Representation in Brussels since 2016. He manages GIZ’s cooperation activities with the institutions of the EU, primarily with the European Commission.
‘More democracy - more development’
Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo is a champion of democracy in Uganda. Despite some setbacks, he sees signs of change in the country.
Wanted and threatened
People around the globe yearn for democracy – at least when it offers more than elections. Stefano Palestini explains why the Chilean example is a case in point.
Pooling forces for change
People are calling for political and economic participation. GIZ takes a holistic approach to fostering democratic principles and endeavours to involve pro-reform forces.
How do things stand?
Opinions, feelings and hypotheses about the state of democracy abound. A look at the world of facts and figures helps to put things in perspective.
Hidden Champions
There are many individuals and initiatives that have made invaluable contributions in the pursuit of civil rights and liberties. We have put together some

Governance and democracy

Governance and democracy