Buddhism and Development: Communities in Cambodia Working as Partners

Author: Nathaniel Adams

January 23, 2012

This report is the third in a series of WFDD exploratory reviews of the numerous connections between faith and development in Cambodia. It focuses on the practical and spiritual roles of Cambodia's omnipresent Theravada Buddhist pagodas, the monks and nuns who live in them, and the communities that organize around them. It thus explores how the Buddhist beliefs and traditions, both central to Cambodia's national ethos, apply in practice and how Buddhist and development actors have worked effectively together on shared priorities.