This brief examines the role of religion in governance in Pakistan as it relates to development policy formulation and public administration. It reports on a wide-ranging analysis of the relationships between religion, politics and governance at the national level and summarizes findings of a case study of the interplay of religion and politics in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province (NWFP). The findings have implications for national and local government actors and international donors involved in efforts to improve the effectiveness of governance in predominantly fundamentalist, religious states.
This brief is based on Working Paper 27.
Policy Brief No. 4, Religions and Development Research Programme, University of Birmingham, UK, 4 pp.