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

  • 04.08.2020 Sino-German-Ethiopian Triangular Cooperation in the Sector of Textile

    In July 2020, the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI), the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MofCom), and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly endorsed the triangular cooperation project: Sustainable Textile Investment and Operation in Ethiopia through a Memorandum of Understanding. This marked the official launch of the second triangular […]

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  • 20.07.2020 Transforming International Cooperation: Thoughts & Perspectives on Moving Beyond Aid

    The world of international cooperation is in transition. Global power shifts and the rise of populism have made the world multipolar, but not necessarily more multilateral. The traditional North–South aid system is being called into question, while transnational challenges are affecting all countries and require stronger global partnerships. In this context, the graduation of countries […]

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  • 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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Project database

  • This database features international projects

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