ExperTS - Work together with the German development cooperation


Develop the economy worldwide

An expert for development cooperation at a German Chamber Abroad? What seems unusual at first glance has proven its success for years. In about 30 countries, the ExperTS advise local, German and European companies on development policy issues in four main areas:

  •  Sustainable economic development: through the promotion of exports and innovation, the experts support a sustainable development of the local economy
  •  Energy and environment: the ExperTS promote climate and environmental protection through the transfer of knowledge and technology
  •  Vocational training: together with the business community, the ExperTS develop services for the vocational education and training of skilled workers
  •  Digitalisation and start-ups: the ExperTS connect start-ups and their digital innovations to partners from the private and public sectors

The aim of the ExperTS programme is to promote sustainable business worldwide and to create the conditions for companies to engage in development policy in the partner countries. As local contact persons, the ExperTS support medium-sized companies particularly in opening up new markets, initiating innovative cooperation and making their commitment profitable for all parties. The programme, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), bridges the gap between development cooperation and foreign trade promotion and lays the foundation for sustainable local economic development.

As Integrated Experts, the ExperTS are placed through the Center for International Migration and Development (CIM). They are employed locally at the respective German Chamber Abroad and receive a salary subsidy from the ExperTS programme. It is implemented by the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH together with the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad and the Delegations of German Industry and Commerce.

ExperTS works

Since 2011, the ExperTS have contributed to:

  •  Approximately 23,000 people have undergone initial or advanced training and thus have better access to the labor market
  •  More than 12,000 people have found a job
  •  Around 9,000 people benefit from better working conditions and just as many earn a higher income
  •  The training of energy managers saves around 1.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gases


Sophie Waldschmidt

Head of Projects and Services

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Integrierte Fachkraft gefördert über das ExperTS-Programm des BMZ.