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The BMZ-EU #SmartDevelopmentHack

No country has been spared by the corona pandemic. The crisis has had a far-reaching impact on the global economy, health and social changes – especially in developing countries.

In response, the #SmartDevelopmentHack was launched by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Commission (EC) in spring 2020. As part of an innovative competition, digital approaches were sought out to cope with the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Under the patronage of BMZ, in collaboration with “Team Europe” partners from the European Commission, other EU member states, technology companies and civil so-ciety; nine winning projects were selected.


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Scaling innovations together

With #SmartDevelopmentHack, the BMZ and the EU promote the scaling of innovations worldwide.

Welcome! Browse our projects and partners below.

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Archive of the spring 2020 competition

In spring 2020, the first #SmartDevelopmentHack competition was launched. You can revisit all information below.

More information

Our #SDH network: Partnerships in focus