IV. Key areas for action

1. THE STATE DUTY TO PROTECT

1.1 Basic rules of economic policy

Development policy [page 14]

German development policy actively supports dialogue between governments and enterprises (and their associations), trade unions and civil society on subjects such as vocational training, health and safety at work and minimum wage rates in partner countries.

1.3 State support

Export credits, investment guarantees and other instruments for the promotion of external trade

The current situation [page 17]

In the case of projects falling within the scope of the OECD Common Approaches and for investment guarantees with far-reaching environmental, social and human rights implications, compliance with international standards such as those of the World Bank Group, particularly its sectoral Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines, is required in addition.