The Foundation

The Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development was established on May 11, 2017 as a joint initiative between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MofCom).

The 3 pillars

The Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development operates in three pillars:
1. Sino-German Dialogue on Development Cooperation
2. Triangular Cooperation Projects
3. Partnership with businesses

The Work Mode

The Trade Development Bureau (TDB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) were designated to run the Center. They report to MofCom and BMZ as the political partners who are jointly steering the work.

News & Events

  • Africa’s employment perspectives towards 2040
    19.02.2020 CSD Study presented at the conference “Africa’s employment perspectives towards 2040”

    Industrialisation has facilitated China’s rapid economic development over the last decades. Now increased wages diminish China’s competitiveness in labour-intensive industries and increase the pressure to relocate – or automate. Can the relocation of light manufacturing from China to Africa become a major contributor to job creation and economic development in Africa? Or will increasing automation […]

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  • 03.02.2020 MGG Academy 2020 – Call for applications from China

    The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has opened the call for applications to its dialogue and advanced training format Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy 2020, that will take place from 13 August – 9 December 2020. Online applications are possible until 1 March 2020 from this link. Managing Global Governance (MGG) […]

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  • Port visit
    16.12.2019 Sino-German pilot for triangular training on port management and logistics

    A lack of connectivity is among the main issues to enhance regional integration and trade in Asia with ports being the intersections linking maritime and land routes. Their efficiency and functionality effects both importers and exporters. A strong network between ports is thus vital to efficiently facilitate the flows of goods between countries. Strengthening the […]

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Project database

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