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4.1 | 2013
Religion and development
Religion et développement

The Perils of Entanglement: Bilateral Donors, Faith-Based Organisations and International Development (abstract)

Gerard Clarke
p. 65-78
Translation(s):
Les dangers de l’implication : donateurs bilatéraux, organisations confessionnelles et développement international

Abstract

The faith and development interface has become a significant feature of development discourse and policy over the last 15 years. While most of the recent literature treats it as a welcome and positive development, leading to productive engagement between donors and faith communities, the new interface has also proven challenging for donors and faith leaders alike. This chapter explores recent initiatives by European bilateral donors to engage with faith-based organisations (FBOs) and efforts by faith communities to create conditions for productive engagement. It also examines some of the resulting controversies and suggests that both donors and FBOs have some distance to travel in creating the conditions and mechanisms that would enable them to work together effectively to combat poverty and social exclusion.

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Editor's notes

Paperback reference : Clarke, G. (2013) "The Perils of Entanglement: Bilateral Donors, Faith-Based Organisations and International Development", in International Development Policy: Religion and Development, No.4, Geneva: Graduate Institute Publications, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 65-78.

References

Bibliographical reference

Gerard Clarke, « The Perils of Entanglement: Bilateral Donors, Faith-Based Organisations and International Development (abstract)  »,International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement, 4.1 | 2013, 65-78.

Electronic reference

Gerard Clarke, « The Perils of Entanglement: Bilateral Donors, Faith-Based Organisations and International Development (abstract)  », International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement [Online], 4.1 | 2013, Online since 14 February 2013, connection on 25 September 2017. URL : http://poldev.revues.org/1381 ; DOI : 10.4000/poldev.1381

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About the author

Gerard Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Development in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University in the United Kingdom. He specialises in the study of civil society and civil society organisations in developing countries, especially in South-East Asia.

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