The BMZ, in its strategic realignment of digital policy, is committed to equitable global digitisation along digital standards. In doing so, we count on the cooperation of our international ecosystem of policymakers, the private sector, academia, and civil society. In doing so, we aim to spearhead the implementation of an equitable social-ecological digital transformation in our partner countries that is sovereign, fair, feminist, and sustainable. In doing so, the BMZ is pursuing the following priorities:


Reducing hunger and poverty

Harnessing the potential of digitization and data for poverty reduction

Promoting Just Transition

Making digital transformation greener and using digital tools for more climate protection

Managing the Covid 19 pandemic and its consequences, preventing new pandemics

Using data and digital eHealth applications to manage pandemics and strengthen health systems

Develop a feminist development policy

Closing digital gaps between men and women

Our activities focus on the following topics: strengthening people-centric digital public infrastructure, promoting fair regulation, and enabling digital innovation.

Promoting digital public goods and infrastructure

The BMZ supports the digital sovereignty of citizens, companies and public institutions, so that they can act and decide for themselves in the digital space. Digital sovereignty requires a powerful and secure infrastructure based on open ICT building blocks that can be reused.

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Promoting fair regulation of the digital economy

The BMZ’s digital policy projects disseminate the necessary knowledge about regulation to promote a fair digital transformation in partner countries. European standards are the guideline for the activities.

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Data Economy SADA Digital Transformation Centers

Promoting digital skills

The demand for workers with digital skills is increasing in all sectors of the economy. The BMZ supports young people in partner countries in developing and expanding technical digital skills in order to improve their chances on the labour market and to strengthen labour markets.

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In the future, we will join forces in a broad network between development policy, the digital economy, civil society and science – the Network for Digital Transformation in Development Cooperation. The aim is to develop joint solutions for the major changes brought about by the changing times, the climate crisis and digitization, and to achieve greater impact on the ground through cooperation between public and private partners.

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