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dc.contributor.authorLeurs, Robert*
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-21T10:09:10Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-21T10:09:10Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614524.2012.685868en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/269986en
dc.descriptionThis article presents the findings of a study of selected religious and secular non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The study sought to identify whether, and in what circumstances, so-called faith-based organisations (FBOs) have distinctive characteristics with respect to their goals, values, organisational characteristics, and activities, compared to secular NGOs. It found that the FBOs studied are perceived by their staff, beneficiaries, and local observers as possessing some distinctive features and comparative advantages relative to secular NGOs. It argues, however, that a standardised donor preference for FBOs is inappropriate and may be counter-productive, since NGOs cannot be simply categorised as ‘religious’ or ‘secular’, there is still insufficient evidence to assess the outcomes and impact of their HIV/AIDS-related activities, and their effectiveness is influenced not only by their characteristics and strategies but also by the context in which they operate.en
dc.format.extent16en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/are-faith-based-organisations-distinctive-comparing-religious-and-secular-ngos-269986
dc.subjectHealth
dc.titleAre faith-based organisations distinctive? Comparing religious and secular NGOs in Nigeriaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryNigeriaen
oxfam.subject.keywordHealth promotion
oxfam.subject.keywordCivil society
oxfam.subject.keywordFaith
oxfam.subject.keywordINGOs
oxfam.subject.keywordHIV and AIDS
prism.issuenameReligion and Developmenten
prism.number5-6en
prism.volume22en
dc.year.issuedate2012en


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