Presentation Title

A-2 The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Development: ADRA’s Contribution

Presenter Status

Master's Student, Community and International Development Program

Second Presenter Status

Community and International Development Program and Department of Behavioral Sciences

Location

Buller Room 108

Start Date

31-10-2014 3:15 PM

End Date

31-10-2014 3:30 PM

Presentation Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to assess the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in the field of development and humanitarian action using faith-based typologies from the literature. Mixed methods research is used to conduct a case study of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), evaluating its mission, mandate, organizational structure, and activities conducted in more than 125 countries. We argue that ADRA’s contribution to the humanitarian field is heavily influenced by its core principles but also by its ability to secure internal and external funding. The paper concludes with recommendations for FBOs as we move toward the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, while improving delivery for beneficiaries, and upholding human rights and their core values.

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Oct 31st, 3:15 PM Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

A-2 The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Development: ADRA’s Contribution

Buller Room 108

The purpose of this paper is to assess the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in the field of development and humanitarian action using faith-based typologies from the literature. Mixed methods research is used to conduct a case study of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), evaluating its mission, mandate, organizational structure, and activities conducted in more than 125 countries. We argue that ADRA’s contribution to the humanitarian field is heavily influenced by its core principles but also by its ability to secure internal and external funding. The paper concludes with recommendations for FBOs as we move toward the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, while improving delivery for beneficiaries, and upholding human rights and their core values.