The German Government provides direct assistance and quick relief for the least privileged parts of society through the small scale project programme.
Small scale projects – sometimes referred to as micro projects – have become a constant in Germany’s bilateral development cooperation with many countries. Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office these projects stand out with a short planning period and a quick and smooth implementation.
The projects address the basic and urgent needs of the underprivileged, alongside the SDG – the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and aim at achieving improved living conditions beyond the duration of the project. The areas of activity are manifold: healthcare and sanitary equipment, income generation through education and vocational training, water supply, energy supply, food security, reconstructions after a natural disaster etc.
Each German mission has its own funds and will decide independently on the projects within the administrative district. In India these are the Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulates General in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.
In 2021 the Embassy in New Delhi has disbursed over € 155,000.00 for seven projects, including special funds for COVID-19 related measures.
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