Development Cooperation made with Germany - 3rd FSRP Network Meeting 2018

100 participants from 6 countries exchange their experiences of governance reform

Flexibility and diversity for more transparency, efficiency, greater resources, proximity to citizens and better citizen participation

About 100 participants from 6 countries came together for the third FSRP networking event "Development cooperation made with Germany" on April 10, 2018, this time at the GIZ representative office in Berlin. More than half of the participants were policy makers from Georgia, Pakistan, Palestine, Ukraine, and Ghana. All of them have in common that they are working on governance reforms in their countries and are interested in German experiences in decentralization, vocational education for public administration and fiscal decentralization. Renowned German scientists and (former) policy makers gave lectures on these topics. The partners themselves presented their respective reform plans. The network meeting was marked by fruitful exchanges and lively discussions about which elements of German federalism and German administrative education are relevant and interesting in which form for the respective historical, political and territorial contexts in the partner countries - also against the background of the different capacities and resources of the different countries. And - according to the partners - much can be learned from the strengths and weaknesses of the German system, even if there are no blueprints. One thing became clear: Decentralization can - regardless of country - lead to more transparency, efficiency, greater resources, proximity to citizens and better public participation.

Here you can download the presentations and the agenda of the event as well as access further information on the reform projects in the partner countries and get some photo impressions of the network meeting.

3rd Network Meeting „EZ made with Germany“ 2018

In the run-up to the 3rd Network Meeting of the Advisory Fund for Structural and Regulatory Policy Reform (FSRP), participants from the partner countries (Ukraine, Palestine, Pakistan, Georgia) are telling, in which areas of decentralization they can learn from Germany.
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Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr, Prof. Dr. Julia Fleischer, Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann

Decentralizationin Germany - How relevant is Germany‘s experience for German Development Cooperation? [pdf 173 kb]

Dr. Michael Thöne und Jens Bullerjahn

Reform and Future of Federal Fiscal Relations in Germany - Benefits for Development Cooperation

The central findings of the report at a glance [pdf, 74 kb] | Presentation [pdf, 733 kb]

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jan Ziekow, Raphael Marbach, Carolin Steffens und Marius Herr

The German Vocational Education for Public Administration. Elements of Success and Idea Transfer for Development Cooperation.

Presentation [pdf, 1.2 mb] | Executive Summary [pdf, 764 kb]



The reform projects in the partner countries, supported by the BMZ:


Conference Programme in English
[pdf, 613 kb]