Economic development and employment

We advise on economic policy and work with our partners to develop solutions for private sector promotion, and local, poverty-oriented financial systems to give everyone an opportunity to share the benefits of economic growth.

  • The goal: fair and decent work for all
    Michael Holländer explains why work is a topic for GIZ, how the company promotes training and employment and what link this has to skilled workers for Germany.
  • Heidy Rombouts GIZ/Iris Felicia Haidau
    ‘Investment in our common future’
    Heidy Rombouts, Director General of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, in an interview on Belgium’s EU Council Presidency
  • Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel Gaby Gerster
    ‘Our work is more important than ever’
    Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Chair of the Management Board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on Germany’s global responsibility and how international cooperation also achieves results in Germany
  • Reem Al-Smeirat Rajiv Raman
    Money for creative growth
    For women in Jordan to start their own businesses, they need financial knowledge – and access to money and digital tools. We visited two women entrepreneurs who set out on this path.
  • Partnering in Business with Germany 3st
    A win-win for all
    New markets, new partners, new horizons: Partnering in Business with Germany promotes business contacts between SMEs in developing countries and emerging economies and those in Germany.
  • Zwei Frauen stehen an einer Tiefkühltrauhe, eine hält einen Milchbehälter in der Hand Huda Hassan
    The wonder of refrigeration
    The amazing story of a successful dairywoman, helpful cooling and an enthusiastic community. Out and about in the Somaliland region.
  • Boubaker Siala
    ‘Our solar transporter will create new jobs’
    Three questions for Boubaker Siala, founder and Managing Director of Bako Motors, Tunisia’s first manufacturer of solar vehicles
  • Andrea Nahles Sonja Och
    ‘It is essential that migration is fair!’
    Interview with Andrea Nahles, Chair of the Executive Board of the German Federal Employment Agency, on skilled migration and the benefits it can have on all sides.
  • Überblick über Lüderitz
    All eyes on Lüderitz
    Green hydrogen is set to bring prosperity to Namibia and propel the world towards a climate-neutral economy. We travel to the country’s south-west, where plans are under way for one of the world’s largest hydrogen plants.