Economy and Development

Minister Niebel in Afghanistan

Development Cooperation between Germany and Afghanistan

Since the beginning of 2002, Germany has made a key contribution to reconstruction in Afghanistan. At the Tokyo Donor Conference that year, Germany pledged a total of 320 million euro for 2002 through 2005; these funds were fully disbursed by the end of 2004. At the International Afghanistan Conference in Berlin in March 2004, Germany made an additional pledge of 80 million euro per year for 2005 through 2008 to fund reconstruction measures, and extended this commitment by two years to 2010 at the London Conference in January 2006.

Agricultural Faculty of University of Taloqan

Examples of Germany's economic and development cooperation with Afghanistan

Economic and development cooperation is a main focus of the bilateral relations between Germany and Afghanistan. In the following we will present our most important projects.

Containerschiff auf der Elbe

Germany as a location for business and investment

Germany's location at the heart of Europe gives foreign investors and visitors to trade fairs access to the entire European Union market. Make use of this opportunity!

Ariane 5 night flight

Research and technology

Today, research and development-intensive industries account for more than half of all industrial production in Germany. Here you will find information about the major German research institutions.

Economy and Development

Daxkurve an der Börse in Frankfurt am Main

Asian Development Bank

Skyline of Frankfurt at night

Germany is a founding member of both the Asian Development Bank (ADB), founded in 1966 in Manila (Philippines), and of the Asian Development Fund (ADF) founded in 1973.

Economy in Germany

Economy in Germany - Facts, Figures and Contacts for Journalists