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Domestic promotion in 2021

We promote Germany

On behalf of the German Federal Government, we finance investments in the future by people in Germany; we finance start-ups and SMEs so that the German economy will remain strong. To achieve this, we finance projects that advance our environment, our municipal and social infrastructures, structural change and the common good.

1.3 million individual commitments with a total volume of EUR 82.9 billion

EUR 82.9 billion was committed to promoting businesses, private clients and municipalities in Germany in 2021 (2020: EUR 106.4 billion; 2019: EUR 43.4 billion).

Providing impetus

We are active everywhere that promotional funding serves sustainable improvement of living conditions. To this end, we provide specific impetus in the market and support people who pioneer with their projects, such as start-ups, climate-friendly mobility and local-level climate adaptation.

Facilitating progress

Innovations provide new prospects. That’s why we promote new ideas, products and services that help to lay the foundation for an innovative society. Digitalisation is both a requirement and an opportunity in this regard, from next-generation digital skills, through the expansion of the digital infrastructure, to the digital transformation of SMEs.

Thinking ahead – digitally

KfW once again underscored its role as a modern promotional bank in 2021, by continuing to digitalise access to promotion, with chatbots responding on an increasing number of programme pages. High customer satisfaction is reflected in particular with the coronavirus special programmes (90%) and charging infrastructure (80%). Sales and the Infocenter handled record demand.

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The information contained in this online Annual Report 2021 is based on KfW’s Financial Report 2021, which you can download here. Should this online Annual Report 2021, despite the great care taken in preparation of its content, contain any contradictions or errors compared to the Financial Report, the KfW Financial Report 2021 takes priority.