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Ulrich Nitschke


last contributed to D+C/E+Z in autumn 2019. He heads the PaRD Secretariat which is hosted by GIZ in Bonn. PaRD stands for International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development.  

All articles of Ulrich Nitschke

Sustainable Development Goals

The ambivalence of religions

Why religion can be abused for identity politics, but may also help to achieve SDGs

Development policy and Islam

Shared objectives

State development actors increasingly look for cooperation with Islamic institutions


Islamic values

Islam preaches social equality and respect for creation


Becoming agents of change

Young people in the Palestinian Territories deserve more say in public affairs

Middle East

Foundations for a new state

Municipal planning in the Palestinian Territories is increasingly tailored to citizens' needs

Local-government finance

The right balance

Benin's model of local-government finance sets African standards

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