Development Cooperation in Muslim Countries
Culture and development cooperation are inextricably linked. For development cooperation to be both succesful and sustainable, cultural concepts need to be taken into account. Against the background of an increasingly politicised discourse about Islam, GTZ has stressed positive potential elements in Muslim societies.
Covering a broad range of topics from Good Governance and Conflict Resolution to Gender and Girls Education as well as the Conservation of Natural Resources, this book analyses the limits and potentials of DC in Muslim countries. Many examples from the field help to underline the theoretical analysis. Over and above that, it is a reflection on the external influence on political, social and institutional change that development cooperation always entails. Thereby this book also makes a contribution to a much needed dialogue with partner countries - and it shows that development cooperation can be an important actor in furthering this dialogue.