Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM)


The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is the competence centre for global labour mobility in the international cooperation activities of the German Government. CIM places technical experts and managers with employers worldwide and provides its partners with support on migration issues. It is jointly run by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) and has been providing the combination of development and labour market policy expertise for over 30 years.

As its core service CIM places managers and technical experts with employers in developing and emerging countries when expertise is not available locally. CIM enables assignments by delivering advisory and support services and topping up local salaries and thus contributes to sustainable development. The services are driven by employer demand.

Integrated experts: CIM places German and European experts with employers worldwide. With a local employment contract and salary, they are firmly integrated into local structures.

Returning experts: CIM supports professionals from developing countries and emerging economies who have trained or are employed in Germany and are looking to return to their country of origin in order to contribute to sustainable development.

Triple Win: In the Triple Win project, GIZ and the BA, via CIM, place experts from developing and emerging countries with German employers. The goal is to ensure all stakeholders benefit: employers, experts, their countries of origin and Germany.

Furthermore CIM provides specialised advice on all aspects of migration and develops concepts and instruments for harnessing the opportunities that global migration offers for development.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is CIM´s main commissioning party. Next to this CIM also works on behalf of other ministries or international institutions.

Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM)


Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn
Phone: +49 (0)61 96 79 3500
Fax: +49 (0)61 96 79 3650