Crossing the faith boundary

Clarke, Matthew and Ware, Anthony 2017, Crossing the faith boundary. In Ware, Anthony and Clarke, Matthew (ed), Development across faith boundaries, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.3-15.

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Title Crossing the faith boundary
Author(s) Clarke, Matthew
Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Title of book Development across faith boundaries
Editor(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Clarke, Matthew
Publication date 2017
Series Routledge research in religion and development
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 12
Start page 3
End page 15
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) economic development
Summary Improving the well-being of poor and vulnerable communities often requires external resources and interventions. Existing resource constraints, existing social and political structures, existing environmental circumstances, and existing economic realities are often insurmountable. Vulnerable and poor communities cannot challenge or overcome them on their own. External resources and interventions are often vital. They can act as shocks to existing systems that maintain vulnerability, can facilitate empowerment for those submerged in the dehumanisation of poverty, and can help local communities develop the capacity to equip themselves and assume the role of change agents for their own futures. The provision of such external resources and interventions is often facilitated through the involvement of non-government organisations (NGOs) that have developed expertise in working with and alongside local communities to identify, plan, implement and evaluate development interventions. These NGOs may be local to the communities themselves or be external and sit outside the partnered community. Often international NGOs partner with local ones in assisting local communities. However, collaboration between international and local NGOs, and between NGOs and local communities, should not be assumed to be without difficulty and challenges. Trust between partners, and between external agents of potential change and the communities that are the objects of these interventions, is a core component of successful collaborations.
ISBN 1138690422
Language eng
Field of Research 160602 Citizenship
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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