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Our contribution during the Covid-19 pandemic

Find out with which measures jobs
were preserved thanks to Invest for Jobs.

Attentive businesswomen listening in conference room meeting  © GIZ


Preserving jobs, securing investment

Many African countries have been enjoying continuous political stabilisation and high economic growth for several years. This has made them increasingly attractive for European and African companies and investors. The global coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts slowed down this welcome trend. Millions of jobs were feared to be lost, and companies faced the threat of revenue losses and bankruptcy.

Through economic stabilisation measures in affected countries, the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" has contributed to preserving jobs and securing investments. In close dialogue with our partners, we have reoriented our services for companies to ensure business continuity and preserve jobs.

In order to stabilise local economic structures during the crisis, maintain supply chains and safeguard jobs, we focused our work even more strongly on cooperation with African SMEs. In this way, Invest for Jobs has also contributed to strengthening the resilience of companies to overcome future challenges.

Our information sheet provides you with insights into our measures against the effects of the pandemic.



We are looking forward to hearing from you

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 work together with companies to create up to 100,000 good jobs and to improve working conditions and social protection in its African partner countries.

Partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia.

Find out more about our services for companies, universities, chambers and associations: https://invest-for-jobs.com/en/offers

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