Title

The contributions of faith-based organizations to development and the humanitarian field: An ADRA case study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2016

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain the contributions of faith-based organizations (FBOs) to development and the humanitarian field. To do this, we used mixed methods research to conduct a case study of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), evaluating its mission,mandate, organizational resources, and activities conducted in 136 countries around the world. We argue that the contributions of FBOs to development and the humanitarian field are explained by the interplay of their identity, resources, and opportunities to do good. The paper concludes with recommendations for FBOs as we move toward the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, while improving delivery for beneficiaries, and simultaneously upholding human rights and their core values.

Journal Title

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

Journal Title

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Department

Behavioral Sciences