GIZ’s work is shaped by its partnerships. The company collaborates with many different stakeholders worldwide to support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
Global challenges such as poverty, climate change and economic inequality require joint solutions. No single stakeholder can master these challenges alone. The global agenda for sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda, is a clear commitment to shared responsibility. Its implementation will require a global partnership with contributions from all actors.
Together with its partners in state institutions, civil society, the scientific community and business, GIZ is contributing to global cooperation. Increasingly, this entails learning together and developing solutions and shared standards, sometimes requiring complex processes that involve a large number of different stakeholders. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are a key element of the new global partnerships for the 2030 Agenda; and GIZ is already successfully supporting various partnerships of this kind. Collaboration also allows GIZ to continuously extend its range of specialised services and to adapt them to changing requirements. Through partnerships with German institutions and companies, GIZ can also help mobilise German expertise and channel it for international cooperation.