Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Faith and Human Development in Africa: Worlds Apart, Worlds in Tension, Common Paths

January 10, 2006

This World Bank PowerPoint presentation called "Faith and Human Development in Africa: Worlds Apart, Worlds in Tension, Common Paths" explores development challenges within the context of religion in Africa. The presentation begins by addressing the assumption that most major religions have a stake in alleviating poverty. It discusses the historical implications of faith and religion in Africa, the strengths and weaknesses of faith-based organizations (FBOs), and possible ideas and strategies for the future of World Bank collaboration with religious groups and FBOs. Major themes at the nexus of faith and human development in Africa, according to the presentation, include healthcare, education, governance, and corruption.

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