Plan International Germany has been awarded several prizes for its transparency in fundraising. In 2012, the child-focused organisation twice reached first position: in the transparency award of PwC and in an analysis of the economy magazine Capital. Plan International, one of the world’s oldest independent child-focused organisations, is working in 51 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and finances sustainable self-help projects by means of sponsorships, donations, public funds and corporate cooperation. Through the “Because I am a Girl” campaign, Plan is strengthening the rights of girls and has induced the UNO to recognize the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th. Plan International Germany has been conferred the donation seal of the German Central Institute for Social Affairs (DZI). Due to its commitment in development cooperation, Plan was awarded the Walter-Scheel-Preis of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2011.