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KfW Development Bank


  • Power pylons from below

    20.08.2019 | MAPUTO

    Malawi and Mosambique: Cross Border Electricity Exchange

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  • contract signing

    23.07.2019 | Ouagadougou

    The “land of the incorruptible” on the path to a networked future

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  • Signing contract

    02.07.2019 | LIMA

    Energy-efficient housing construction in Peru

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  • Publications


    Water reuse: suitable to combat water stress?

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Joining forces

Achim Steiner has led the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 2017. Before that he worked as the Executive Secretary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for ten years. In this interview, Steiner explains why a global organisation such as the UNDP is interested in closer cooperation with a national promotional bank like KfW.

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Our offer

Our tasks and goals

We help our partners to fight poverty, maintain peace, protect the environment and shape globalisation in an appropriate way.

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Our topics

We possess extensive know-how and many years of experience in international cooperation.

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Our results

We want to know if our projects are successful. For this reason their impacts are assessed by our independent evaluation unit.

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Our think tank

We want to contribute to transferring the results of innovative development research to practical work.

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Our global commitment

Our regional offices


We support development programmes in developing and emerging economies in



Latin America and the Caribbean

North Africa and Middle East

Sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency Portal

Disclosure of our data regarding Development Financing - sorted by countries, sectors and results.

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Here you can find our publications sorted by topics and series.

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Procurement Regulations

Here you can find our Procurement Guidelines and Standard Bidding Documents.

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