2016

In 2016, 63 projects in 28 countries received funding amounting to around EUR 1.9 million, benefiting some 52,000 people.

Expenditure by region and project type

During the year under review the organization provided most funding for Africa. This is mainly because of a long-planned education project in South Africa that was implemented jointly with the Knorr-Bremse site in Johannesburg. There were also two emergency aid projects in Africa – one for refugees from South Sudan in Uganda, and one for drought victims in Ethiopia. Expenditure on projects in the Americas was for the first time comparable to the amount of funding provided for projects in Europe. This is mainly thanks to the tremendous commitment of the Knorr-Bremse sites in Brazil, Mexico and the USA.

Expenditure by region 2016

The biggest proportion of overall expenditure – 48 % – went on funding education projects. This includes, for example, vocational training projects, support for a kindergarten or training of women in receipt of microcredits. Up to the year 2015, WASH projects were counted as part of the ‘Social Infrastructure’ category. Because of Knorr-Bremse Global Care‘s key project areas from 2016 onwards, the figures are listed separately for the first time.

Expenditure by project type 2016

Number of projects by region

Number of projects by region and project type

During the year under review, Knorr-Bremse Global Care supported a roughly equal number of projects in Africa, Asia and Europe. The number of projects supported in the Americas increased compared with the previous year (cf. 9 projects in 2015).

Number of projects by project type

The greatest number of projects in receipt of funding was in the field of education, and this is reflected in the figures for expenditure in 2016. These are followed by social infrastructure projects, most of which had been launched in the previous year. The increased focus on education and WASH means that funding of pure social infrastructure projects is liable to decline in the future.

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Expenditure by region 2016 


Expenditure by project type 2016 


Number of projects by region 


Number of projects by project type