We provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, the Chinese public sector as well as German and Chinese companies.
The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2015 our business volume exceeded 2.1 billion euros. Of our 17,319 staff in over 130 countries, around 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.
Political context und work of the GIZ in China
GIZ has been supporting China’s reform and development process on behalf of the German Government for more than 30 years, reflecting China’s changing needs and role in the world. GIZ’s current activities, which are undertaken in the scope of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Germany and China, aim to benefit and serve the interests of both countries. GIZ currently has 42 seconded and 82 national personnel working on 23 Sino-German projects and programmes, as well as on 10 regional and global projects and programmes in China.
Besides rule of law, financial system development, and quality infrastructure, the GIZ also operates in the following priority areas in China:
- environment, climate, natural resources and agriculture
- sustainable urban development, energy and transport
- economic and social development (including vocational training).