Our work benefits people, businesses and countries. We ensure our customers can maximise opportunities, open up new markets and compete successfully. In doing so, they create qualified jobs and income and are also actively committed to education and training for their staff. In addition, they also boost economic growth, create local value and support the transfer of know-how. Their taxes and export earnings contribute to government revenue and foreign exchange earnings – funds that are needed for investments in infrastructure, education, health, etc.
Through their financial success and responsible operations, the companies supported by DEG are driving forward sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. The 2030 Agenda, which encompasses 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to improve living conditions for all humans and protect the planet. Every customer we provide financing with commits to achieving defined development goals. If particular challenges arise, DEG provides additional support in the form of advice. We use a transparent procedure to measure further development.
In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and social challenges that this entails continued to overshadow the situation in many developing and emerging-market countries. DEG was once again in demand among private companies seeking finance and expert advice. It continued to support its customers with COVID-19 response services and liquidity support. The quantitative and qualitative indicators of DERa showed that DEG portfolio companies continue to develop innovative approaches and drive them forward.