of all Africans have access to mobile phone services.
million jobs could be created by access to the Internet in developing countries.
billion tons of CO₂ could be saved by 2030 by using ICT.


Development policy is policy for a future that will be shaped by digitalisation. Our digital strategy offers a quick starting point for anyone wanting to obtain an overview of our goals and areas of focus. In this category, we keep you updated on our focus topics in which we are actively looking to create momentum centring on digital and development policy. The factsheets provide regularly updated information on the status of our activities.

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Our practical section can be used as the central access point if you are looking to plan and implement your own digital projects. We provide tools and guidance to encourage you to follow in our footsteps and advance digital development cooperation. This is where we show you how you can use digital solutions as a quality attribute of a value-oriented, sustainable and forward-looking development cooperation. Be inspired.

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The corona shock has placed a heavy burden on developing countries causing enormous social and economic consequences. With #SmartDevelopmentHack the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is calling for innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries. Under the patronage of the BMZ together with “Team Europe” partners from the EU Commission, other EU member states, tech-companies and civil society, we are launching the global hackathon #SmartDevelopmentHack as part of the upcoming German Council Presidency. The “Call for Solutions” is open now!

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