Donors & Partners


The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is GIZ’s main commissioning party. BMZ commissions the Regional Fit for School Programme, as well as other GIZ programs which have incorporated the FIT approach, such as Tanzania and Guinea. BMZ is also funding specific COVID-19 response measures focusing on hand hygiene in school settings and international cooperation to strengthen the evidence base and practical guidance for school reopening. These measures are also implemented through the Regional Fit for School Program.


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government was the lead donor of the Basic Education Assistance to Muslim Mindanao (BEAM ARMM) programme (2011-2017). Together, DFAT and BMZ co-financed GIZ to implement the Fit for School ARMM programme under Component 2 of the BEAM ARMM program.


GIZ and Unilever work closely together to improve WinS in the Philippines and elsewhere. Unilever’s Domestos brand (global) and BMZ co-finance initiatives through the modality to scale-up usable and clean school sanitation through improved operation and maintenance, building on the Fit for School approach.

Hygiene & Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC)

Support from the Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition, an initiative from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) and Unilever, allowed to extend the scope and scale of the project, scaling up usable and clean school sanitation, and developing appropriate and scalable models for pandemic preparedness and response measures in schools. The initiative is aimed at supporting Ministries of Education in the safe reopening and operation of schools in Indonesia and the Philippines.