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DEG in 2022

More than finance. We shape transformation

Within KfW Group, DEG (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft) is responsible for cooperation with private companies that invest in developing countries and emerging economies. Companies that get involved in these countries to tap into new market opportunities are often faced with particular challenges. As a reliable partner with 60 years of experience, - DEG was founded in September 1962 – offers them solutions tailored to their needs, comprising long-term financing, individual advice and promotional programmes.

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EUR 1.6 billion for business investments

Against the backdrop of the challenging environment, DEG committed more funds to investments by private companies in developing countries and emerging economies in 2022 than in the previous year. New commitments totalled EUR 1.6 billion. DEG committed funding for a total of 80 investment projects. New commitments in 2022 enabled entrepreneurial investments totalling EUR 9.5 billion. The DEG portfolio stood at EUR 9.9 billion at the end of the year and was distributed between almost 700 commitments in 74 partner countries.

Offers for German companies

German companies are a key client group of DEG. In addition to loans and equity investments for German direct investments, offerings also include financing for local companies, directly or via local banks, which acquire German equipment or components, for example.

Excellent development policy quality

As a provider of development finance, DEG consciously maintains its focus on activities serving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a result of its strategic realignment Impact.Climate.Returns, DEG is focusing even more on boosting the development and climate impacts of the projects it co-finances. One way it does so is by providing comprehensive advice to its customers on how to actively and sustainably shape the necessary transformation. DEG’s portfolio is intended to be climate-neutral by 2040.

Positive result for 2022

DEG financial year 2022 was marked by the wide-ranging effects of the war on Ukraine. The increased operating result was offset by necessary additions to risk provisions. DEG closed the financial year with a positive result overall. Pre-tax net income for the financial year amounted to around EUR 22.4 million (HGB).

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The information contained in this online Annual Report 2022 is based on KfW’s Financial Report 2022, which you can download here. Should this online Annual Report 2022, despite the great care taken in preparation of its content, contain any contradictions or errors compared to the Financial Report, the KfW Financial Report 2022 takes priority.