Komila Nabiyeva is a freelance journalist and a communications consultant based in Germany. She has reported for a variety of media outlets, including the Guardian, Deutsche Welle and GEO, focusing on environment, climate change and development politics. Her latest consultancy was with the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification. Her regional interests include the EU, Germany, Russia and Central Asia.
<p>Germany is one of the world’s top bilateral donors, a leader in mainstreaming climate change issues into development cooperation, and a hub for some of the most renowned aid organizations anywhere. Here’s a look at the country’s development aid.</p>
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, or GIZ, Germany’s newly formed aid agency, became operational on Jan. 1, culminating the country’s most sweeping reform of development cooperation in years.