Co-Funding Partners

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is GIZ’s main commissioning party. BMZ is one of two ministries representing GIZ’s sole shareholder, the Federal Republic of Germany.

The BMZ commissions GIZ to implement advisory projects that enhance the capacities of individuals, organisations and societies to improve their living conditions through the efficient and sustainable use of resources and achieve their goals. The inputs provided by Germany are a contribution to, not a substitute for, projects and programmes which are planned or are already being implemented by the partners. This means that GIZ’s partners also contribute to the measures – by covering operating costs. When working on behalf of BMZ, GIZ attaches priority to sustainability ensuring that the projects can continue after funding from the German Government has ceased.

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The European Union

The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 27 European countries. What began as a purely economic union has evolved into an organisation spanning policy areas, from climate, environment and health to external relations and security, justice and migration.

A name change from the European Economic Community (EEC) to the European Union (EU) in 1993 reflected this. The EU is based on the rule of law: everything it does is founded on treaties, voluntarily and democratically agreed by its member countries. The EU is also governed by the principle of representative democracy, with citizens directly represented at Union level in the European Parliament and Member States represented in the European Council and the Council of the EU.

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The Mission of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs promotes the security and welfare of Finland and the Finns and works for a secure and fair world. One of the key development policy goals set out by the Finnish government’s programme is to develop the developing countries’ own tax system in order to eradicate poverty and reduce economic inequality, among other things.

Furthermore, The Finnish government developed a Taxation for Development Action Programme 2020-2023, which is a Government Programme that has a strong emphasis on Africa with an action plan that promotes priority areas of Finnish development policy.

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To learn more about Taxation for development Finland’s Action Programme 2020–2023, click here

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