The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, with 22,199 employees. 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. Our business volume is around 3.1 billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in around 120 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. With this aim, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
At present, GIZ in Ukraine operates on behalf of four German Federal Ministries. Additionally, we work for the European Union (EU) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Together with our partners, we are promoting EU approximation and the reform process in Ukraine.
The current priorities of German-Ukrainian cooperation are: good governance, energy efﬁciency and climate and sustainable economic development. Cooperation work outside these priority areas includes the effective long-term management of the situation in the east of the country, which focuses on strengthening the capacities of local communities hosting internally displaced people.