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dc.contributor.authorKirmani, Nida*
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-21T10:09:00Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-21T10:09:00Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614524.2012.685867en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/269973en
dc.description‘Faith-based organisations’ (FBOs) are gaining increasing attention within development circles – amongst practitioners, funders, and policymakers as well as academics. While some discussion has taken place over the meaning of the term ‘FBO’ in academic circles, little empirical research has been conducted as to the relevance and interpretation of the term in different contexts and what role religion plays within organisations engaged in development-related activities. This paper contributes to this discussion by comparing a range of organisations engaged in charitable and development-related activities in the city of Karachi and elsewhere in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. The findings reveal a broad distinction between local charities, which depend on individual donations for their funding, and for which religious values and beliefs are intertwined to differing degrees in their work, and professional development organisations, which rely on domestic and international institutional funding and have no apparent relationship with religion. However, not all organisations fit neatly into these two categories, demonstrating that religion operates in complex and varied ways within organisations engaged in development-related activities in Pakistan.en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-role-of-religious-values-and-beliefs-in-charitable-and-development-organisa-269973
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleThe role of religious values and beliefs in charitable and development organisations in Karachi and Sindh, Pakistanen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryPakistanen
oxfam.subject.keywordCivil society
oxfam.subject.keywordFaith
oxfam.subject.keywordINGOs
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
prism.issuenameReligion and Developmenten
prism.number5-6en
prism.volume22en


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