Faith and Development in Focus: Bangladesh

Author: Nathaniel Adams

October 1, 2015

In development circles, Bangladesh is renowned for its robust civil society including some of the world’s largest and best known NGOs. The considerable development work of religious actors, however, is much less well known, although many have been intimately involved for centuries in humanitarian work and the provision of social services in their communities. "Faith and Development in Focus: Bangladesh" provides an accessible and thorough overview of the country’s surprisingly diverse faith landscape, tracing the history and contemporary landscape of major religious traditions and profiling key actors. The report explores the social dimensions of religious practice as well as ‘maps’ the contributions of faith-inspired organizations on critical development challenges. The underlying purpose is to provide a resource that can inform development policy and praxis in Bangladesh.

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