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develoPPP IN FIGURESAchieving more together

For more than twenty years, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has used the develoPPP programme to successfully foster partnerships with the private sector. That is, because the urgent problems of our time can be better resolved and success more sustainably mainstreamed by pooling resources, sharing know-how and forging joint networks. This page contains selected facts about the programme and examples of what has been achieved so far.

Global support for sustainable development

Development Partnerships

Million Euros Project Volume

102 632 156 51 146 656 288 347 248

Base: Completed and ongoing develoPPP projects since 1999, as at: January 2023
The data also comprises activities in countries, in which develoPPP is currently not available.

Project status


Project status



successful development partnerships
Euro 96 Million
project volume
public contribution
Base: Completed develoPPP projects between 01/2021 and 12/2021

people with improved income

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More than 130,000 people have been able to increase their income, for example by completing training courses or obtaining certificates.


people with improved access


Around three million people have better access to drinking water, food and basic services such as medical care, energy and waste disposal.


more sustainable companies

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More than 300 companies demonstrably engage in more sustainable production practices since introducing or expanding relevant environmental and social standards.

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develoPPP Classic

develoPPP Classic is aimed at medium-sized and large companies that want to invest sustainably in a developing or emerging country and expand their operational activities locally. Suitable projects receive technical and financial support of up to two million euros in public funding.

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develoPPP Ventures

develoPPP Ventures is aimed at young companies that are already active with an innovative business model in a developing or emerging country and are ready to take the next step. Within the framework of a matching funds model, a public growth investment of up to 100,000 euros is possible.

Carolin Welzel
Carolin Welzel Senior Consultant Agency for Business & Economic Development
Hans-Joachim Hebgen
Hans-Joachim Hebgen Senior Consultant Agency for Business & Economic Development
Daniel Thomann
Daniel Thomann Head of Programme DEG Impulse gGmbH
Kathinka Kurz
Kathinka Kurz Head of Programme Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH