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Digitization and more: five facts about Germany’s commitment to education in development cooperation.

Johannes Göbel, 11.11.2019
Development cooperation also prepares you for work on the PC
Development cooperation also prepares you for work on the PC © dpa

In over 50 states, Germany's partners benefit from education and training projects sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Germany is global sponsor number one in development cooperation for vocational training. In recent years public funding has even exceeded the contributions of the European Commission and the World Bank.

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In 2018 the BMZ invested € 970 million in international education projects. That is more than a doubling of funds compared with 2013. In addition to state development cooperation, the money also benefits projects carried out by the churches, civil society organizations and cooperation partners in the economy.

The BMZ has identified five fields of action for its goal of shaping the digital transformation in development cooperation together with the international partners: work, local innovation, equal opportunities, good governance, human rights and data for development.

29 international lighthouse projects promoting women’s access to digital technologies and improving their educational and employment prospects will be featured on the online platform of the German eSkills4Girls initiative.

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