Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment , Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition. The IKI is a key element of Germany’s climate financing and the funding commitments in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative places clear emphasis on climate change mitigation , adaption to the impacts of climate change and the protection of biological diversity. These efforts provide various co-benefits, particularly the improvement of living conditions in partner countries.


The German Government, through GIZ, provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade. All these commissioning parties place their trust in GIZ by working together with us to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, develop these into concrete plans and implement the envisaged change processes. Since we are a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to our work. This makes us a reliable service provider that people can trust. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ has 17,319 staff in over 130 countries, around 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field. In our capacity as a recognised sending organisation, we currently have 730 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, CIM, a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed almost 1,000 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2016 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.

NZ has 12 investment priorities. These priorities emphasize private-sector led growth that supports sustainable development. They focus on improving well-being and reducing poverty, hardship and vulnerability through access to economic opportunities and high-quality public services. Our priorities also support resilience to climate change, natural disasters and external economic events. Priorities:

• Renewable energy - expand access to affordable, reliable and clean energy
• Agriculture - increase economic and food security benefits from agriculture
• Information Communications Technology (ICT) - expand ICT connectivity, access and use in the Pacific
• Fisheries - increase economic and food security benefits from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific
• Tourism - increase economic benefits from tourism in the Pacific
• Trade and labour mobility - increase economic benefits from trade and labour mobility in the Pacific
• Economic governance - strengthen economic governance in the Pacific
• Law and justice - strengthen law and justice systems in the Pacific
• Health - improve the health of people in the Pacific
• Education - improve knowledge, skills and basic education
• Resilience - strengthen resilience
• Humanitarian - respond to humanitarian emergencies Policy priorities New Zealand’s development effort involves leadership on policy issues alongside aid funding.

Our aid efforts are more likely to succeed if partner countries have effective policies in place. Therefore, engaging with partner governments on policy issues is an important part of our development work. We're a champion internationally for development issues affecting small island developing states. Domestically, we advocate for development-friendly New Zealand policy. We have six priorities for our policy work: We advocate, at the global level, for policies that support sustainable development in small island developing states. We engage with Pacific partners on economic and social policies that promote sustainable development and effective implementation. We work with partners to improve donor coordination in the Pacific. We strengthen the development impact of New Zealand’s domestic and international policy positions. We work with the Pacific to develop effective regional approaches to regional issues. We negotiate and implement policy agreements that improve the ability of Pacific Island countries to trade in goods, services and labour.