German Corporation for International Cooperation
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The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) is a federal enterprise of the German government, providing international cooperation services for sustainable development.
GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion, governance and democracy, security, reconstruction, peace-building and civil conflict transformation, food security, health and basic education, and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation.
GIZ work on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, the Federal Ministry of Defense, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of the Interior – as well as German states and municipalities, and public and private sector clients in Germany and abroad (including the World Bank, EU and EC). GIZ works in over 130 countries across the globe.
In terms of trade, GIZ supports partners worldwide to strengthen their capacities to trade and their negotiation capacity. GIZ supports developing countries in their efforts to diversify their exports, comply with health and quality standards, move up the value chain and overcome unnecessary red tape and costs of trading.