Comparing Religious and Secular NGOs in Nigeria: are Faith-Based Organizations distinctive?

Abstract

Case studies of three NGOs and four faith-based organizations (FBOs; 2 Christian and 2 Muslim) in two Local Government Areas in Kano State (largely Muslim) and one in Lagos State (religiously mixed), Nigeria, sought to identify whether and in what circumstances FBOs have distinctive characteristics with respect to their goals, values, organizational characteristics and activities related to the achievement of development objectives. All the organizations are well-established and engaged in HIV/AIDS-related work.

An introductory section outlines the aim, objectives and key research questions of the study. It also describes the methodology and analytical framework adopted in undertaking it. A literature review is summarized in Section 2, and findings of the fieldwork presented in Sections 3-5. The overall findings are summarized in Section 6. The study did not find significant differences in the development-related aims, values and activities of organizations self-identified as FBOs or NGOs.

Citation

C. Davis, Ayodele Jegede, R. Leurs, Adegbenga Sunmola and Ukoha Ukiwo. Comparing Religious and Secular NGOs in Nigeria: are Faith-Based Organizations distinctive? Working Paper No. 56, Religions and Development Research Programme.. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2011) 1-184. ISBN 978-0-7044-2872-0

Comparing Religious and Secular NGOs in Nigeria: are Faith-Based Organizations distinctive?

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