As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries.
KfW was founded in 1948, to support the economic reconstruction of West Germany. In the 1960s, KfW went international by implementing German Financial Cooperation with Developing Countries on behalf of the German government. As a bank committed to responsibility, KfW´s mission is to support sustainable economic, social, and environmental development in Germany and worldwide. KfW is not profit-oriented and always acts on a mandate by the German Government and KfW´s General Assembly, which is composed of representatives of all relevant stakeholder groups, ranging from the German government, the parliament, and the federal states to the churches, trade unions, and the private sector. This is what sets KfW apart from commercial banks.