The ‘Compendium of Good Practices on Conducting MEAL in Partnerships with International Actors and Local Faith Actors’ bridges the knowledge gap on how international and local faith actors practice MEAL in a diverse range of development and humanitarian contexts. It seeks to help overcome some of the tensions that can occur in international-local faith partnerships due to conflicting aims, priorities and capacities in the area of MEAL.

The Compendium is based on more than 30 interviews with representatives of secular and faith-based international organizations, local faith actors, and academics, and consists of three sections:

  • Part I, covering methodology and exploration on the opportunities and challenges of doing MEAL in international-local faith partnerships
  • Part II, a selection of 10 stories of change that illustrate the diversity of MEAL practices
  • Part III (Annex), a list of recommended resources, research participants, and a glossary

The Compendium also particularly includes alternative practices of MEAL beyond Western, secular or Christian approaches. By sharing a diversity of practices in the area of MEAL and faith in international-local partnerships the Compendium aims to contribute to a normalization of decolonized approaches in the sector.


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