Launch of religion and development paper

I have recently launched a working paper on religion and development, focusing on Australian faith based organisations.

Press release
Blog post and further research questions
The Working paper

Faith-based organisations have grown significantly in the last twenty years and while there is a lag in the literature assessing its roles, broadly, FBOs are being embraced as useful intermediaries between secular states funders and aid recipients due to their local networks and social capital.

The working paper provides a look at the literature on FBOs, the difficult issue of finding a definition for FBOs and the role Australian FBOs are playing in international development. The paper proposes that faith is inherent in all development approaches, be it in the market forces, God or people as agents of both.

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