How much ODA does Germany provide?
What are Germany’s strategic priorities for development?
Who are the main actors in German development cooperation?
How is the German ODA budget structured?
What are important decision-making opportunities in Germany's annual budget process?
How is Germany's ODA spent?
The German government has ratified its 15th Development Policy Report, which summarizes development-related work across all government agencies during the last four years. The report was published by the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and highlights the growing importance of development policy worldwide. It was developed as a joint-initiative of stakeholders from politics, academia, business, and civil society.
The German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, has announced a new €100 million program ('Pro!Africa') to support private sector engagement in Africa. The initiative aims at providing export loan guarantees and start-up financing; it also seeks to create long-term employment opportunities in Africa to prevent migration to Europe. In addition, the German government plans to establish German Chambers of Commerce in African countries and provide advice and support for companies planning to invest in the continent.
The Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to host its annual meeting in Yokohama, Japan, to discuss development issues and institutional matters. The meeting, which will take place May 4-7, 2017, attracts over 3,000 participants, including finance and development ministers, central bank governors, private sector, and civil society organizations, as well as media, academic, and development partners. It provides a platform for major decision makers in global affairs to discuss challenges and explore solutions facing Asia and the Pacific.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The G20 Health Ministers meet on May 19 and 20, 2017, to discuss how to improve global health crisis management and epidemic preparedness. The meeting includes a simulation of an epidemic crisis to test communication and reporting channels that will ensure a rapid response to affected regions; health authorities have to be able to quickly report an outbreak and track infections to help stop further spread of disease.
Location: Berlin, Germany
G20 Announcement - Ministry of Finance