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About KfW


From today's self-image, KfW's values and visions, back to its origin 70 years ago.

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KfW has many tasks. As a promotional bank, KfW Group supports change and encourages forward-looking ideas – in Germany, Europe and throughout the world.

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Working Methods

In addition to responsible refinancing and the principle of on-lending through local banks, close cooperation with the promotional institutions of the federal states is an important element of KfW's working methods.

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As a promotional bank, KfW Group influences the economic cycle and has thereby accepted a special responsibility.

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Governing Bodies

The Executive Board and the Board of Supervisory Directors are the governing bodies of KfW. Additional bodies are the Council of Advisors and the SME Advisory Council.

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Where KfW works, its subsidiaries and important participations, and how it is organised internally.

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Facts And Figures

Current key figures of KfW Group as well as important awards and certificates.

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Annual Report 2017

Thinking ahead - taking responsibility.

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Latest News

  • | KfW IPEX-Bank
    KfW IPEX-Bank: Two additional transport vessels for Royal Arctic Line A/S
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  • | KfW Development Bank
    Warter and sanitation programme inaugurated in Somaliland
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  • | KfW Research
    Mexico – hoping for economic policy consistency
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  • | Group, KfW Development Bank
    Comments on the accusations of BuzzFeed concerning Salonga National Park in the DR Congo
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  • | DEG
    Uganda: Young land dwellers train as independent coffee experts
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  • | Group, KfW Research
    KfW-ifo SME Barometer: Negative sentiment is spreading to more and more parts of the economy
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KfW Group

Palmengartenstrasse 5-9

60325 Frankfurt am Main



+49 69 74 31 0


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KfW presents itself

Structure and Mission of KfW Group

(As of March 2019)

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KfW at a Glance

Facts and figures

(As of April 2018)

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Organisational chart of KfW Group

(As of March 2019)

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