Faith-Inspired Organizations and Global Development: A Background Review "Mapping" Social and Economic Development Work in South and Central Asia
January 9, 2011
This report focuses on the diverse array of development activities involving faith-inspired organizations. Its primary focus is by country, for South and Central Asia respectively; the two regions are very distinct but interconnected in significant and very relevant ways. The aim is to increase awareness of the important and widespread work being done, and to help catalyze efforts to bridge gaps in policy and coordination. The overall goal is to increase development effectiveness, bringing into the picture important areas of unaccounted for and unacknowledged work. The report served as the background for a January 10-11, 2011 consultation, held in Dhaka, that convened scholars and practitioners for a discussion on the role of faith-inspired practitioners and organizations on issues of global development and equity in South and Central Asia.