At a glance
The KfW has been helping the German federal government achieve its goals in development policy and in international cooperation for over 50 years. Our role in the German development cooperation is two-fold, that of an experienced bank and a specialist developmental institution. We work on behalf of the federal government, primarily the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union, to support and supervise projects predominantly with state actors in developing and emerging countries – from the concept planning through to the implementation and subsequent success monitoring.
A broad range of funding
The KfW helps partners realise the potential that digitalisation harbours for sustainable development in a variety of different ways. The spectrum of the KfW’s involvement is a broad as the digital technologies themselves. It ranges from fibre-optic cables in Benin through to digital billing in the Tanzanian health sector, a digital land registry system in Azerbaijan and satellite-based monitoring of reforestation in Madagascar. The funding also extends to the establishment of intelligent networks and meters for the energy and water supply, such as in Sri Lanka and Kyrgyzstan.
Transformation for development
In the digital revolution, the KfW does not just see itself as a funding institution, but is itself a learner in a profound transformation process. At the moment, the future digital development landscape is characterised by initial approaches, but there is no question that the future will look very different. A look into the future: a blockchain software developed by the KfW itself facilitates the transparent and secure execution of public investments.