Working all over the world for a future worth living

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is one of the two partners that make up CIM. GIZ has over 50 years’ experience in developing countries and emerging economies.

GIZ provides services all over the world in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The federal enterprise’s extensive expertise is in demand around the globe, with clients such as the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from its services. GIZ’s main client is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

GIZ facts and figures

  • Head offices in Bonn and Eschborn
  • operations in around 120 countries
  • more than 20.000 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel in its partner countries

Providing development expertise for CIM

Within CIM, GIZ staff are responsible for implementing international cooperation projects on behalf of the German Federal Government. This typically involves finding a suitable expert from the EU for an assignment with an employer in the development field and ensuring that the assignment produces a sustainable impact. In turn, CIM benefits from GIZ’s experience in many different areas, including economic development, job creation, energy, the environment, and peace and security.

Migration expertise

GIZ’s approach in its CIM role is to harness the potential of migration for development. As a federal enterprise, it works on various regional and thematic priorities within the context of migration and labour mobility by, for example, establishing partnerships with diaspora groups, providing advice on migration and migration policy and planning CIM’s development services.