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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 50 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 cooperation partners

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

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Working for KfW

Future prospects: KfW awards contracts to consultants and is looking for people interested in development cooperation

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  • 2019-09-02KfW Development Bank

    KfW promotes coastal management in Honduras

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  • 2019-08-20KfW Development Bank

    Malawi and Mozambique: Cross Border Electricity Exchange

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  • 2019-07-02KfW Development Bank

    Energy-efficient housing construction in Peru

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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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