Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a globally active provider of international cooperation for sustainable development. It has more than 50 years of experience in a wide range of fields: from business and employment promotion, through energy and environmental issues, to the promotion of peace and security. GIZ is a company owned by the Federal Republic of Germany. Its diverse expertise is in demand around the globe: from the German government, from institutions of the European Union, from the United Nations and from the governments of other countries. Its main client is the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) [Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development]. The GIZ cooperates with the private sector and thus contributes to the successful interplay between development policy and external economic activity. GIZ is based in Bonn and Eschborn. Of the more than 17,000 employees in more than 130 countries, 70 percent are recruited locally. As a recognized sponsor of the Development Service, the GIZ currently deploys a total of 730 development workers and development workers. The GIZ also runs the "Center for International Migration and Development" (CIM) together with the Federal Agency for Labor. In 2015, CIM mediated nearly 1000 skilled workers to employers in the GIZ employment countries, supported them financially and through consultancy and services.