UNESCO Education UIL

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Documentation and Library

Specializing in international co–operation and development policies since its foundation in 1960, the Documentation and Library of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (the former InWEnt – Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH) holds one of the most extensive collections in this field in Germany. More than 95,000 books and 440 periodicals, many of them referring to adult learning, are put at the users’ disposal in the GIZ reference library. The electronic catalogue, LITDOK, provides details of books and journal articles and is available online.

Areas of Specialization:

Economic and social development, Environment, International cooperation, Sustainable development

User Profile:

Politicians; administrators; development specialists; scholars; students; journalists; general public

Contact Information


Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40
D–53113 Bonn

(+49–228) 4460-0
(+49–228) 4460-1784 or 1766
Online catalogue:
Contact person:
Dr. Guenter Podlacha

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
Dr. Guenter Podlacha
Countries Served:
Working Languages:
English, French, German


Books and Documents:
Periodicals recieved p.a.:

Methods of Data Management

Methods of Data Processing
Indexing Tool
Thesaurus for Economic and Social Development (TWSE)
Database Software

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Collection, analysis and dissemination of information on development policy and developing countries.

Other material

Challenges and Obstacles in Carrying out the Work

Reduction in personnel

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

To make more use of new information technologies; Internet services and co–operation

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

Adult education is only one of the many areas documented, therefore, a very active role in ALADIN cannot be envisioned.