The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been working in Libya since 2005. GIZ has been carrying out projects on behalf of the German Government since 2011, with a break in 2014 due to the civil war. In view of the fragile security situation in the country, the ‘Libya hub’ is managing these projects from Tunisia for the time being. GIZ runs an office in Tripoli for the work on the ground.
GIZ provides support for Libya in three areas in cooperation with the internationally recognised GNA:
Municipal development and decentralisation
Promotion of economic development and employment
Facilitation of dialogue and strategy development
The main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and one project is co-financed by the European Union.