Research Team

Nils-Sjard Schulz

Nils-Sjard Schulz is an independent policy adviser. He was an associate fellow at FRIDE. His research focused on the global governance of development, the aid effectiveness agenda, international division of labour among donors, and South-South knowledge exchange. At FRIDE, his publications included country studies on Honduras, Malawi and Nicaragua, as well as analyses on European and global development policies at United Nations (UN), G20 and the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) levels. 

His experiences in policy advice include collaborations with the World Bank, the DAC, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Spanish EU presidency and the international Task Team on South-South Cooperation. He has been actively involved in the Accra High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (September 2008), and the Bogotá High-Level Event on South-South Cooperation and Capacity Development (March 2010), as well as in the preparations for the next High-Level Forum in Busan, Korea (December 2011).

He holds an MA in Social Sciences from Humboldt University, Berlin, and a specialisation in International Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid.




Spoken languages

English, German, Spanish


Written languages

English, German, Spanish


Current projects

"Implications of division of labour for the new aid architecture" // "Donor harmonization and its impact on democratization: Exploring the nexus between aid effectiveness and democracy"

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