Malaysia is making every effort to translate its "Vision 2020" into concrete action in order to change from an extended workbench to a knowledge based economy. For quite some time now, Malaysia no longer receives development aid from Germany.
What is needed, still, amongst others, is qualified training, specialized technical equipment and automatisation - especially in small and medium sized entreprises - more research and development, and willingness for know-how transfer.
The German-Malaysian development programmes - under the GIZ - in education and training, the result of which was the German-Malaysian Institute, fitted right into this concept.
Clean Air and the environment (forestry) were further focal points of cooperation.
The Embassy's Micro Project Fund
The Embassy disposes of an annual budget for the promotion of small development projects, called the Micro Project Fund.
For further information, please see our guidelines below:
Guidelines Micro Project Fund
Application Form Micro Project Fund