With the "Guidelines for Thuringian Development Cooperation", the Free State of Thuringia acknowledges its responsibility for development policy and for shaping a policy in line with the 2030 Agenda. The Thuringian state government sees development cooperation as a cross-cutting task, to the fulfillment of which the Thuringian sustainability strategy, the integration concept and the Thuringian education plan, as well as the energy and climate protection strategy, among others, also contribute significantly.
The state government of Schleswig-Holstein, in particular the Ministry for Energy Transition, Climate Protection, Environment and Nature (MEKUN), which is responsible for development cooperation, successfully supports the activities of development policy initiatives, including through an annual grant to the state network Bündnis Eine Welt (BEI) Schleswig-Holstein and development-related projects by non-governmental organisations through the proceeds of the state's own lottery "BINGO!".
In Saxony-Anhalt, the state-wide coordination of development cooperation takes place in the Ministry of Economics, Tourism, Agriculture and Forestry (MWL).
Development policy guidelines
The Free State of Saxony supports the goal of sustainable development in favor of a sustainable society in the sense of the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the associated Sustainable Development Goals. In joint responsibility with the federal government and local authorities, Saxony will contribute its share to achieving the goals by 2030 and beyond. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda apply to all countries on earth. One important component is support for development cooperation.
Development policy in Saarland
Development cooperation in the Saarland is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The ministry's goal is to work closely with actors in civil society and at the municipal level who are active in development policy.
The development policy priorities of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia form the basis for the state government's development policy activities. The priorities place the development policy work of the state government in the context of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Development policy engagement thrives above all on a vibrant, strong civil society. North Rhine-Westphalia has an extraordinarily diverse landscape in this regard.
With its development policy, the Rhineland-Palatinate state government aims to help fight poverty worldwide, make globalisation fairer and protect the environment. In doing so, it is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 as a reference framework for policy in Rhineland-Palatinate. Today, development policy is about more than just projects and programmes. It is about fundamental political, social and economic changes that need to take place worldwide.
Development policy in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
The Ministry of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs is responsible for development cooperation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It coordinates the tasks of development cooperation with the ministries involved and all social institutions concerned. The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations for the period 2015 to 2030 serve as a guideline for political decisions.
Hessen is consciously facing up to the challenges of globalisation and has committed itself to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030 by adopting its guidelines on development cooperation. The guidelines of the Hessian state government state the principles to which Hessen is committed in development cooperation (DC), clarify the focal points of DC activities and explain the instruments used in this regard.