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We promote development – KfW Development Bank

KfW promotes development programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-eastern Europe on behalf of the Federal Government. It supports developing and emerging market countries in improving living conditions and protecting the climate and environment.

  • Significant increase in new commitments: EUR 7.3 billion (2015: EUR 6.7 billion) provided for development programmes, of which 66% for projects relating to climate and environmental protection (2015: 60%)
  • Almost one-third of all new commitments for development projects in Africa and the Middle East
  • Direct support for refugees in camps and the communities taking them in remains a key focal point: currently 95 projects accounting for a total volume of EUR 2.0 billion

New commitments for development programmes by region (EUR in billions)

You can find information on the origin, use and impact of our promotional funds in the context of development finance in KfW’s transparency portal.




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