Agriculture and food security

Rural production and service systems and with special emphasis placed on the sustainable use of natural resources.

Climate change

Reduce human induced greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to climate change.


Management of healthcare systems, control of epidemic diseases, and sexual and reproductive health.

Basic education and vocational training

High-quality formal and informal education systems that provide all populations with broad access to essential knowledge.

Advocacy and Good Governance

Strengthening the rule of law, social justice, the division of powers and economic stability.

Gender equality

Equal opportunities for men and women in all development processes, for a balanced society.

Private sector and entrepreneurship

Improving the functioning of local financial markets and to nourishing a competitive body of entrepreneurs to increase the partner countries' attractiveness as a business location and to trigger national and foreign investments

Urban infrastructure and utilities

Promoting reliable and affordable basic infrastructure services in partner countries by financing innovative technologies and strengthening management capacities in public utilities and supporting structural reforms

Economic and financial policy

Reforming of public finance and strengthening of the financial sector as measures for economic growth and fighting poverty

Sustainable trade

Promoting trade that is socially responsible, environmentally friendly, inclusive and thereby sustainable

Climate-friendly growth

Helping to combat the causes of climate change and fostering climate-friendly growth with modern technologies and approaches as well as new market and financing mechanisms