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Faith and Development in Focus: Tanzania

Religious forces have shaped nearly every aspect of Tanzanian society over the past centuries, spanning the precolonial era to the present. Today, the vast majority of Tanzanians identify as Christian or Muslim and, when asked, respond that religion plays a very important role in their life. This report provides an overview of Tanzania’s religious landscape in relation to major development issues.


A group of children in Bangladesh

November 9, 2020

Faith and Education in Bangladesh

This article, published in the International Journal of Educational Development, explores the relationship between faith and education in Bangladesh with a focus on current challenges facing policymakers and practitioners. The article was first published as a Berkley Center white paper in May 2020.  

Faith and Development in Focus: Nigeria

May 15, 2018

Faith and Development in Focus: Nigeria

Nigeria’s vibrant and dynamic religious landscape plays many roles in the nation’s life and development. It is also a factor, albeit a complex one, in conflicts and violence that many see as linked to religious divides. Religious institutions have deep historic roots and are unquestionably a vital part of communities at all levels. This report provides an overview of Nigeria’s religious landscape in…