GIZ is an enterprise owned by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is the main commissioning party, but there is also close cooperation with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade. GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries, the European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries. On behalf of the commissioning parties, GIZ generates ideas for political, social and economic change, develop these into concrete plans and implements the envisaged change processes. Together with the partners, GIZ works in over 130 countries to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.