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Clients and partners


Africa Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia
Americas Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, USA
Asia Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Europe Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Turkey
Middle East Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia

Selected publications

Financial Sector Development

On the link between remittances and insurance schemes for poor populations (2013): Ströh de Martínez, Crayen and Hainz: "Remittances, Banking Status and the Usage of Insurance Schemes", Journal of Development Studies, 46(6), pp. 861-875 (link).

On a demand-side perspective for analyzing microfinance (2011): Ströh de Martínez: “Finance for the poor in demand: Who uses microfinance and why?”, Working Paper, No. 10/2011, Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (link).

On financial sector development from the perspective of pro-poor development (2010): Ströh de Martínez: “How to assess pro-poor financial sector development: A comprehensive framework applied to the case of Peruvian microfinance”, doctoral dissertation, School of Business & Economics of the Free University of Berlin, Berlin (link).

Conflict & Fragility

On dimensions of qualitative growth in fragile states (2012): Kükenshöner: “Qualitative Growth in fragile contexts”, KfW Position Paper, KfW, Frankfurt (link).

On employment creation in fragile states (2012): Kükenshöner: “Employment in Fragile Contexts“, KfW position paper, KfW, Frankfurt (link).


On agricultural mechanisation and its financing in sub-Saharan Africa: Ströh de Martínez, Feddersen, Speicher: “Food security in sub-Saharan Africa: a fresh look on agricultural mechanisation; how adapted financial solutions can make a difference”, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn (link).

On inclusive agri-business models (2012): Gradl, Kükenshöner, Schmidt, Ströh de Martínez: “Growing Business with Smallholders. A guide to inclusive agribusiness”, GIZ on behalf of BMZ, Berlin (link).

Development Finance & Inclusive Business

On innovative financing (2014): Herrmann, Kükenshöner and Reinsberg: “Analysis of the German trust fund portfolio at the World Bank and guidance on reforms”, GIZ on behalf of BMZ, Berlin, 2014. (link).

On food security and inclusive business (2013): Gradl, Ströh de Martínez, Hollmann, Schmidt, Kükenshöner, Rockenbauch: “Promising agribusiness”, D+C, 26.3.2013 (link).


On demand-side financing of education (2015): Eckle and Heesemann: Bildung darf kein Luxus sein: Potentiale der nachfrageseitigen Bildungsfinanzierung in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Materialien zur Entwicklungsfinanzierung , Nr.6. KfW, Frankfurt am Main (link).