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Our tasks and goals

KfW Development Bank has been helping the German Federal Government to achieve its goals in development policy and international development cooperation for more than 60 years. In this regard, we are both an experienced bank and a development institution with financing expertise, an expert knowledge of development policy and many years of national and international experience. On behalf of the German Federal Government, and primarily the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we finance and support programmes and projects that mainly involve public sector players in developing countries and emerging economies – from their conception and execution to monitoring their success. Our goal is to help our partner countries fight poverty, maintain peace, protect both the environment and the climate and shape globalisation in an appropriate way.

Our way of working

We support the ownership by the partner country on the basis of its national development strategy.

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Our financial products

Grant, low-interest credit, long-term loan: our support is adapted to the country’s specific requirements.

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Our commitment in Europe

On behalf of the German government, we work closely with European partners to further increase the effectiveness of European development cooperation.

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Our cooperation partners

Sustainable development requires strong partners. We cooperate with German and international organisations and with the private sector.

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Environment and sustainability

Water shortage, loss of biodiversity, demographic explosion, dwindling resources and climate change: these challenges all make it urgently necessary to forge tighter links between economic and ecological matters in the interests of sustainable development.

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Development Research

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

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  • 2024-02-22KfW Development Bank

    Support for a resilient Ukraine

  • 2023-12-21KfW Development Bank

    For a peaceful, just and sustainable future in Colombia

  • 2023-12-20KfW Development Bank

    A big boost for India's climate goals

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Transparency Portal

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

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Commitment in other regions

We support development programmes – and consequently prospects for the future – in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-East Europe.

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