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Note: As of January 2023, the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation will be called Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition". You can find more information on the name change here.

What does Invest for Jobs do?

Under the Invest for Jobs brand, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has put together a package of measures to support German, European and African companies in investment activities that have a high impact on employment in Africa. The Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" – the official title – offers comprehensive advice, contacts and financial support to overcome investment barriers. The development objective is to team up with companies to create up to 100,000 jobs, generate training opportunities and improve working conditions in the African partner countries.

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How Invest for Jobs is supporting companies during the Covid-19 pandemic

We are providing support on the ground through economic stabilisation measures designed to preserve jobs and secure investment.

Invest for Jobs explained in 113 seconds

Our partner countries

Many African markets are dynamic and vibrant. With young populations, the growing availability of labour and skilled workers and their integration into global value chains, they offer attractive opportunities for companies, for example as a manufacturing base. If you want to invest but are facing obstacles, we can assist you by providing advice, contacts and financial support. Our partner countries include Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia.

Our partner countriesEgyptEthiopiaCôte d’IvoireGhanaMoroccoRwandaSenegalTunisia

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Benefit with your project from the combined expertise of the private sector, academia and public administration.

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