Documenting Faith-Development Trajectory in Africa: Contributions and Contestations

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Olajire O. Olutola


This article focuses on faith and work particularly in Africa. It highlights the important role of faith-based organisations in development. Specifically, it reviews the history of faith-based social provisioning; however, particular attention is devoted to the contributions of faith-based organisations towards enhancing delivery of social services to the disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Africa. To compliment the foregoing, a comprehensive review of existing relevant literature on achievements and contradictions attributed to faith-based social provisioning is examined.  In short, this article concludes that Faith-based Organisations, in line with their myriad social and developmental activities have become a veritable institution that caters for the vulnerable and disadvantaged people, particularly in remotes areas and societies where expenditure on public services has been cut by the governments.

Faith, faith-based organisations, development, Africa, social provisioning

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Olutola, O. O. (2019). Documenting Faith-Development Trajectory in Africa: Contributions and Contestations. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, 3(1), 1-14.
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