German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, BMZ)

BMZ’s aim is to give people the freedom to shape their own lives by making their own decisions and taking responsibility for themselves, without suffering material hardship. With this aim in mind, the German government seeks with its development policy to help make globalization an opportunity for all.


KfW Development Bank

KfW Development Bank is Germany's leading development bank and are an integral part of KfW Bankengruppe. Our main client is the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Today, KfW is one of the world's largest financiers in the fields of climate protection and environmental conservation. Last year, some 53 percent – around EUR 2.8 billion – of all new commitments made by KfW Development Bank were to finance environmental and climate initiatives.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as a federal enterprise supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ is present in over 130 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The company has offices in 87 countries of the world, employing about 13,000 people, of whom 10,000 are locals.

Political Partners

Public Investment Management Office

The main political partner of the GIZ DKTI programme's technical assistance module is the Public Investment Management Office (PIMO). The Public Investment Management Office is a new body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia tasked with managing the projects of reconstruction and aid allocation following natural and other hazards, but primarily the projects of reconstruction of thousands of preschool, school, health care and social protection establishments.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Ministry of Mining and Energy and Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia are the main implementing partners on the political level.

Government of Serbia is committed to achieve goals set by Energy Community in reaching 27% share of renewables in energy consumption until 2020, and biomass utilization should increase considerably especially in new heat and power plants and district heating systems. Serbia has significant potentials for use of renewable energy, especially biomass. However, except for household heating and some industrial heat and power generation, forest and agriculture biomass potentials have not been used to satisfactory extents. Wood biomass potentials in Serbia are very high in Western, Eastern and Southern part of the country, while Northern part provides numerous opportunities for development of energy project which will utilize agriculture biomass and also development of wood energy plantations on agricultural land with limitations related to agricultural production.

Implementing Partners in Serbia

Public and private institutions and companies, municipalities and civil society are the main partners for the implementation of the programme.