Development Cooperation

Development Cooperation

International Cooperation

Development Cooperation is the focus of our International Cooperation projects. We blend multi-disciplinary engineering expertise with excellent management and development consulting – implemented through our experienced teams across all continents. Thereby, we enable effective solutions enhancing the living conditions and livelihoods of individuals, communities, and cities worldwide. Our core areas of expertise cover Water and Sanitation, Integrated Water Resource Management, Energy, Mobility, Sustainable Urban Development, Economic Development and Education, Climate and Environment, Biodiversity, Forestry and Agriculture as well as Governance.

Our Approach

Our multi-cultural team of around 400 employees and technical experts across the globe fully harnesses flexible and agile working methods that are grounded in state-of-the-art knowledge, technology, digital solutions and international best practices in engineering and management consultancy.
At the same time, our work is deeply embedded in local requirements and regional conditions. Through various offices worldwide, we have successfully realised projects in more than 50 countries, ranging from urban melting pots, over small villages to remote islands.
By combining our international, decade-long experience with our country-specific expertise, our approach delivers innovative solutions - tailor-made to our clients’ needs and unique socio-economic circumstances.

Our Clients

The wide spectrum of our portfolio and services is demanded worldwide. Our clients range from governmental institutions, public authorities, development agencies, civil society and non-governmental organisations as well as the private sector. 
Among the key funding organisations entrusting us with the implementation of their development projects are bilateral and multilateral institutions such as the German Development Bank KfW, GIZ – both on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, sequa, the AFD, the European Commission, the World Bank Group, the EBRD, EIB, IDB, and UN agencies.
Our long-standing history of collaboration is a testimony of the many trusted and effective partnerships with our clients and the funding organisations. 

Our Projects

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global call to action for all of us. Our projects actively contribute to the attainment of the SDGs and are characterised by responding to the world’s most pressing challenges resulting from climate change, demographic changes, and the urgent need for resource protection.


Benefit from our expertise

In order to consistently ensure the best possible, measurable impact for our clients, our proven track record of technical know-how is complemented by our cross-disciplinary project management services covering the entire project cycle. 

  • Project Management
  • Concept Development and Project Identification
  • Masterplanning
  • Studies 
    • Feasibility Studies and Due Diligence
    • Research and Development
    • Economic, Financial and Socio-economic Analysis, 
    • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
  • Conceptual, Preliminary and Detailed Design 
  • Tendering
  • Construction Supervision and Operation Support
  • Operation and Management Support, including Technical, Commercial, Financial and Asset Management
  • Capacity Building, including Human Resource Development, Organizational Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Management of Disposition Funds 
  • Advisory Services, including Policy and Strategy Consulting 
  • Software Development and Maintenance