Mission and guiding principles

Who we are

The Association of German Development Services (AGdD) is the umbrella association for the seven state-approved development service providers in Germany. These are the Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH), Christian Services International (CFI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Dienste in Übersee (DÜ – Services Overseas) as part of Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service (BfdW), the International Christian Service for Peace (EIRENE), Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD) and Weltfriedensdienst (WFD – World Peace Service). We are a point of contact for the parliament, government and political parties and engage in in-depth discussions on issues relating to development service. The Development Workers Act (EhfG) provides the basis for our work.