What does Africa need

New partnership for development, peace and the future A Marshall Plan with Africa

The population of Africa will double to 20 percent of the world population by 2050. This is where the global markets, the employees and customers of the future are growing - and with it the challenge of using potential and creating work and prospects for young people.

The African states have set themselves a highly ambitious agenda for the necessary socio-economic transformation, which strives for Africa to be "a prosperous continent by 2063 with the means and resources to advance its own development, with sustainable and long-term responsibility for its resources" . (Goal 1 of Agenda 2063 (external link) of the African Union)

In order to support Africa in implementing this development agenda, a new form of cooperation is required, a political partnership at eye level as an offer of support for its own agenda. Africa needs African solutions. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has therefore realigned its cooperation with Africa.

The key points initiated by the BMZ for a Marshall Plan with Africa were put up for discussion at the beginning of 2017 as part of an online dialogue with business, science, churches, society and politics and have since formed the conceptual umbrella and strategic framework for BMZ's Africa policy.