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KfW Development Bank 2019

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

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Promotion in 2019 maintained the high volume of the previous year

At EUR 8.8 billion, new commitments reached a new record high. Around 59% of funding is for climate and environmental protection projects. The regional focus was on the Middle East, with 43% of commitments (almost EUR 3.5 billion).

You can find information on the origin, use and impact of our funding in the context of development finance in KfW’s transparency portal. The portal contains key figures which are updated on a quarterly basis for all projects from 2007, and data records to download.

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Focus on Africa

KfW Development Bank began implementing the initiatives under the G20 Compact with Africa initiative in 2019. A total of EUR 744 million was committed for this purpose.

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The information contained in this online Annual Report 2019 is based on KfW’s Financial Report 2019, which you can download here. Should this online Annual Report 2019, despite the great care taken in preparation of its content, contain any contradictions or errors compared to the Financial Report, the KfW Financial Report 2019 takes priority.