With Faith in Development: Islamic Charity as Development in Practice?

Led by Kaja Borchgrevink
Apr 2011 - Jun 2017

This PhD project is part of the larger PRIO project Private Islamic Charity and Approaches to Poverty Reduction.

Supervisors: Ingrid Nyborg, Noragric/NMBU, Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO

Institutions: PRIO and the Noragric PhD programme in Development Studies at NMBU.

The PhD project will investigate the relationship between religion and development through a study of discourses and practices of 'Islamic charity' and 'development'. The project focuses spesifically on  gender as well as the transnational dimensions of these discourses and practices, studied in the context of Punjab, Pakistan and the 'Pakistani diaspora' in Oslo, Norway.



Book Chapter

Borchgrevink, Kaja & Marta Bivand Erdal (2017) The Circulation of Transnational Islamic Charity, in Nowicka, Magdalena; & Vojin Šerbedžija, eds, Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (259–280).

Popular Article

Borchgrevink, Kaja & Marta Bivand Erdal (2014) Muslimsk dugnad for de fattige [Muslim charity for the poor], VG, 28 July.
Borchgrevink, Kaja & Marta Bivand Erdal (2013) Den usynlige bistanden, Klassekampen, 11 July.