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We promote development – business area KfW Development Bank

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

  • Further increase in new commitments: EUR 8.2 billion (2016: EUR 7.3 billion) provided for development programmes, of which 55% for projects relating to climate and environmental protection (2016: 66%)
  • 40% of all new commitments for development projects in Africa and the Middle East
  • Direct support for refugees and the communities taking them in remains a key focal point: currently 117 projects accounting for a total volume of EUR 3.0 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. The portal was revised in financial year 2017 and now comprises key figures updated on a quarterly basis for all projects since 2007, as well as data sets for download.

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The information contained in this online Annual Report 2017 is based on KfW’s Financial Report 2017, which you can download here. Should this online Annual Report 2017, despite the great care taken in preparation of its content, contain any contradictions or errors compared to the Financial Report, the KfW Financial Report 2017 takes priority.