Advice and support for employment-generating business development
Business & Invest Lab - Working together to overcome investment obstacles
Focus: A wide range of services – from expert advice, technical studies, contacts and matchmaking to implementation support.
At the Business & Invest Lab we develop projects in Germany and
in the partner countries together with German, European and African
companies in order to remove concrete obstacles to investment through
training and job partnerships - and thus, contribute to the creation of
training and employment in the partner countries. We offer you
tailor-made solutions from the various instruments of the Special
Initiative on Training and Job Creation.
From the idea to the development up to the concrete implementation of the project, we will support you in the realisation of your employment-effective business project, for example in the form of:
- Advice on expert topics and general conditions
- Technical studies
- Contacts and matchmaking
- Complementary financing, for example for inter-company training or to strengthen local suppliers
We also help with the design of training measures, the establishment of sustainable value and supply chains, efficient logistics processes and matters relating to customs clearance.
Fostering Training and Employment through develoPPP for jobs
Focus: Development partnerships between businesses and the public sector with the aim of promoting employment
develoPPP is a funding programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is aimed at companies that want to invest sustainably in a developing or emerging country and expand their local operations. Prerequisites for support are a long-term business interest in the country and a sustainable developmental benefit for the local people.
Within the framework of develoPPP for jobs, an instrument which was specially developed for the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation, targeted support is provided for employment-generating projects in the African partner countries.
Interested German, European and local companies can submit their project ideas in regular competitions. The partnerships can be based in a wide variety of sectors and pursue different approaches. They range from the training of local professionals and income generation to the stabilisation of value chains and the improvement of social standards.
In the projects that are supported by Invest for Jobs, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is assisting companies as an experienced partner in development cooperation from planning to implementation.
Funding per project: 100,000 euro to 2 million euro public contribution (max. 50% of total cost).
Alliance for Product Quality in Africa
Focus: Consulting with a key emphasis on quality infrastructure
In the Alliance for Product Quality in Africa, institutions with expertise in quality infrastructure work together with companies active in Africa to improve the quality of locally produced products, so that they can be exported internationally. We follow a co-creation approach: Together we identify concrete challenges and develop tailor-made solutions.
The aim is to establish a network for product quality and to strengthen the capacity of companies to comply with qualitative and legal requirements in order to facilitate access to international sales markets.