Top German global development NGOs: A primer

By Rolf Rosenkranz 07 June 2011

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is one of several prominent political foundations engaged in international development work. It is known for training and educating young professionals as well as offering opportunities for cultural exchange. Photo by: kellerabteil / CC BY-NC

Scattered across Germany is an impressive number of non-governmental organizations engaged in international development work.

Nonprofits such as Welthungerhilfe and Kindernothilfe are widely known, as are religious charities such as Caritas and Misereor and political foundations such as the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, which fund cultural exchange and development work.

Venro serves as an umbrella organization for roughly 120 NGOs engaged in international development and humanitarian aid.

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Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.


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