KfW has many tasks. As a promotional bank, KfW Group supports change and encourages forward-looking ideas – in Germany, Europe and throughout the world. On behalf of the Federal Government, KfW Development Bank administers Germany’s official Financial Cooperation in more than 100 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia, South and Central America, the Middle East and the Caucasus. Its priority areas of activity include poverty reduction and economic development, good governance, education and health care, and protection of the climate and the environment. In this way the bank helps the Federal Government achieve its developmental goals.