Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
|Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)|
Offices of the BMZ in the former Federal Chancellery in Bonn.
|Formed||14 November 1961|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Germany|
|Annual budget||€10.884 billion (2020)|
The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (German: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung), abbreviated BMZ, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its main office is at the former German Chancellery in Bonn with a second major office at the Europahaus in Berlin.
Founded in 1961, the Ministry works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships. It cooperates with international organizations involved in development including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the United Nations.
Ministers for Economic Cooperation
|Portrait||Party||Term of Office||Chancellor|
|Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation|
|FDP||14 November 1961||28 October 1966||Adenauer (IV • V)|
Erhard (I • II)
|CSU||28 October 1966||30 November 1966||Kiesinger (I)|
|SPD||1 December 1966||2 October 1968|
|SPD||16 October 1968||8 July 1974||Kiesinger (I)|
Brandt (I • II)
|SPD||8 July 1974||14 December 1976||Schmidt (I)|
|SPD||16 December 1976||16 February 1978||Schmidt (II)|
|SPD||16 February 1978||1 October 1982||Schmidt (II • III)|
|CSU||4 October 1982||11 March 1987||Kohl I • (II)|
|CSU||12 March 1987||21 April 1989||Kohl (III)|
|CSU||21 April 1989||18 January 1991|
|CSU||18 January 1991||22 January 1993||Kohl (IV)|
|Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development|
|CSU||23 January 1993||26 October 1998||Kohl (IV • V)|
|SPD||27 October 1998||27 October 2009||Schröder (I • II)|
|FDP||28 October 2009||17 December 2013||Merkel (II)|
|CSU||17 December 2013||Incumbent||Merkel (III • IV)|
- "Bundeshaushalt". www.bundeshaushalt.de. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
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