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As part of its multi-year survey of critical issues at the intersection of religion and development, the Berkley Center has held events and developed publications and web resources focused on improving access to decent shelter. In October 2008 the Berkley Center partnered with the World Faiths Development Dialogue and the World Bank's Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics to host a discussion on their efforts to map the diverse activities of faith-inspired organizations in shelter in order to better inform development practice, clarify common concerns, promote complementarities and strategic partnerships, and identify critical gaps to be filled in support of local practitioners. The meeting led to the publication of a report designed as a resource for policymakers and practitioners who want to know more about the problem of shelter and best practices for addressing it.

Shantytown with Tin Roofs and Laundry Outside


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Katherine Marshall

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service, Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue



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