Development cooperation between Pakistan and Germany

Development cooperation between Pakistan and Germany goes back to 1961, with the funding volume to date totalling some 2.5 billion euros. Pakistan was thus one of Germany's first partner countries. The regional focus of this cooperation has traditionally been the north-western part of the country. Germany is one of the few donors to have its own implementing structures. It is active in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP) and is one of only a few of Pakistan's partners to be implementing measures in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the border with Afghanistan. Individual measures are also carried out in Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir and the Punjab.

Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources is the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government in all geo-relevant questions. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). Its tasks as the National Geological Survey of Germany, BGR is one of the implementing organisations of German Development Cooperation on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Within the sectors of Geology, Natural Resources and Mining, Energy, Groundwater and Soil, and Georisks BGR advises BMZ and carries out technical cooperation projects in developing countries. In Pakistan BGR is currently involved in a cooperation project with Geological Survey of Pakistan regarding the mapping of Georisks, esp. Landslides financed by BMZ.

Weltwärts logo

Weltwärts – Germany's Development Volunteers Service

In 2008, the German Government created a new, publicly funded volunteers service. The service "weltwärts" (translates: world-wards) encourages young people aged between 18 and 28 to volunteer for work in developing countries. In its pilot stage, 3,000 young volunteers were placed in development projects - the long-term objective is to place about 10,000 young volunteers yearly in development projects. The implementation is done through existing structures: German aid agencies and municipal authorities which are actively engaged in development work and already have flexible, uncomplicated procedures in place for assigning young volunteers to work in their projects. For the volunteers, the service provides the opportunity for intercultural dialogue and an education in the development field. Young people have the are encouraged to actively explore future development issues. In addition, the volunteers acquire intercultural skills as valuable assets in an increasingly globalised job market.

German NGOs - currently operating in Pakistan or planning to do so - are invited to register with the Embassy / Consulate General.

Development Cooperation

G I Z (ex GTZ, DED, InWEnt)

Owing to its strategic and geographic location, Pakistan is one of the most important partner countries in German Technical Cooperation. Since the bilateral agreement was signed in 1972, GTZ has been engaged in Pakistan on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The GTZ is now the GIZ - the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, which was formed on 01 January 2011. It brings together the long-standing expertise of DED, GTZ and InWEnt.

German Financial Cooperation (KfW)

KfW is the development bank of the Federal Republic of Germany and its Federal States. To reduce poverty, protect the climate, ensure peace and organise globalisation in such a way that those living in the world's poorer regions will benefit, too – these are the goals of the international community worldwide. It means: food security and basic education for all, healthy economic growth that does not occur at the expense of the environment; reliable energy supply that helps preserve the climate, and financial services that are available to all and enable people to escape from poverty. As a development bank, KfW works on behalf of the German Government towards attaining these goals.