German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
The German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) is now the GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. Established on 1 January 2011, The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH brings together under one roof the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation) and Inwent – Capacity Building International, Germany. For further information, go to www.giz.de.
The German Organisation for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GTZ’s aim is to improve the living conditions and perspectives of people in developing and transition countries.
It also undertakes commissions for other government departments, for governments of other countries, for international clients such as the European Commission, the United Nations or the World Bank, as well as for private-sector corporations. The GTZ operates on a public-benefit basis. Any surpluses are exclusively rechanelled into its own development-cooperation projects.
GTZ is a corporation under private law; the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is its main financing organisation.
GTZ cooperates with other development-aid organisations, like the German Development Service (DED), the German Investment and Development Society (DEG), the Credit Institute for Reconstruction (KfW) as well as politically oriented foundations, churches and other NGOs.