Enlarge image (© picture-alliance / dpa) German Development Policy in the 21st Century
German development policy is aimed at helping to improve the living conditions of people in partner countries. This policy is geared to sustainable development as well as internationally agreed development goals. Special emphasis is placed on poverty reduction. Cooperation with partner countries focuses on the following areas:
- social justice
- promotion of economic growth
- political stability
- ecological sustainability
Additional information on the German Government's development policy can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
German Namibian Development Cooperation
German-Namibian development cooperation is a central component of the special relations between Namibia and Germany. Since Namibia's independence in 1990, Germany has supported the Namibian Government in its policy of national reconciliation and in dealing with the legacy of apartheid. The main goal of German-Namibian cooperation is to dismantle the social and economic disparities which resulted from Namibia's history. German cooperation supports the medium and long-term objectives set by Namibia in her Vision 2013 and the Forth National Development Plan (NDP 4).
To date, German development cooperation with Namibia - governmental and non-governmental programmes taken together - amounts to around € 700 million. In per-capita terms, Namibia is thus the largest recipient of German development cooperation in Africa.