The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (German: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, pronounced [ˈbʊndəsminɪsˌteːʁiʊm fyːɐ̯ ˈvɪʁtʃaftlɪçə t͡suˈzamənˌʔaʁbaɪ̯t ʊnt ɛntˈvɪklʊŋ] (listen)), abbreviated BMZ, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its main office is at the former German Chancellery in Bonn with a second major office at the Europahaus in Berlin.
|Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)|
Offices of the BMZ in the former Federal Chancellery in Bonn.
|Formed||14 November 1961|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Germany|
|Annual budget||€12.426 billion (2021)|
Founded in 1961, the Ministry works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships. It cooperates with international organizations involved in development including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the United Nations.
Under the overall lead of the BMZ, the agencies Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) are responsible for implementing bilateral co-operation, the bulk of Germany's official development assistance (ODA). According to the OECD, 2020 ODA from Germany increased by 13.7% to US$28.4 billion. For education and service purposes, Engagement Global gGmbH is subordinate to the ministry.
|Portrait||Party||Term of Office||Chancellor|
|Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation (1961–1993)|
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (since 1993)
|FDP||14 November 1961||28 October 1966||Adenauer (IV • V)|
Erhard (I • II)
|CSU||28 October 1966||30 November 1966||Kiesinger (I)|
|SPD||1 December 1966||2 October 1968|
|SPD||16 October 1968||8 July 1974||Kiesinger (I)|
Brandt (I • II)
|SPD||8 July 1974||14 December 1976||Schmidt (I)|
|SPD||16 December 1976||16 February 1978||Schmidt (II)|
|SPD||16 February 1978||1 October 1982||Schmidt (II • III)|
|CSU||4 October 1982||11 March 1987||Kohl I • (II)|
|CSU||12 March 1987||21 April 1989||Kohl (III)|
|CSU||21 April 1989||18 January 1991|
|CSU||18 January 1991||26 October 1998||Kohl (IV • V)|
|SPD||27 October 1998||27 October 2009||Schröder (I • II)|
|FDP||28 October 2009||17 December 2013||Merkel (II)|
|CSU||17 December 2013||8 December 2021||Merkel (III • IV)|
|SPD||8 December 2021||Incumbent||Scholz (I)|