Buddhism and development: a background paper.


A background paper that is concerned with the intersection between Buddhism and international development. First a brief overview is provided of Buddhist teaching, beliefs and practices. Second, the relationship is discussed between Buddhist values and key development concerns. Finally, a more focussed investigation into some areas of development and the way that Buddhists might approach them (i.e. ecology, economics, poverty, debt and borrowing, gender and peace building) is provided.


Working Paper No.18, Religions and Development Research Programme, University of Birmingham, UK, 49 pp.

Buddhism and development: a background paper.

Published 1 January 2007