Faith to Action Network promotes research and demonstration projects that generate evidence.

Evidence on faith-based interventions on family health and wellbeing, gender equality and women’s rights and pluralism is fragmentary. Such evidence is needed to convince faith institutions to take greater action.

Faith to Action Network collects and analyses data for learning and decision making, well as action research on specific questions to generate actionable information.

Faith to Action Network synthesizes and communicates research findings to other faith organizations, governments and donors with the aim to promote collaboration between the public and private sectors on delivery solutions

Faith to Action Network's recent research

  • Religious diversity has been a defining characteristic of India, where next to a Hindu majority, religions such as Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism have established their presence. This multiplicity of beliefs is reflected in India’s civil society space, where diverse faith-based actors have been operating. Against this backdrop the following study aimed to provide

  • Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country where the followers of Islam make up nearly 90% of the entire population. The country has a vibrant civil society landscape which is to a great extent composed of faith-based organisations (FBOs), especially Muslim social welfare organisations that provide a wide range of services, including health and education. Faith

  • An independent group of scientists (IGS), supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies is receiving inputs to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). The report is mandated by the United Nations’ Member States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference. It is meant to strengthen the science-policy interface

  • Faith to Action Network Secretariat with the support from the ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands conducted a study (Mixed methods design; with a follow-up qualitative phase after the quantitative study) to generate evidence on FBOs involvement in SRHR advocacy, policy influencing and programming. The findings of this mapping highlight on great opportunities but

  • Faith to Action Network Secretariat with the support from the ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands conducted a study (Mixed methods design; with a follow-up qualitative phase after the quantitative study) to generate evidence on FBOs involvement in SRHR advocacy, policy influencing and programming. The findings of this mapping highlight on great opportunities but

  • A qualitative research study on teenage pregnancy commissioned by Faith to Action Network together with the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) and Kilifi County government has revealed that an estimate of one out of four teenage girls in the Kilifi is either pregnant or a mother. These findings were revealed during a validation and

  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned an independent evaluation of all Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programmes that have been funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 2011 and 2015. The evaluation aims to contribute to the Ministry’s and its partners’ learning with regard to the design and implementation of

  • Faith to Action Network in partnership with Muhammadiyah (Indonesia) and Ojus Medical Institute (India), on 23rd January 2016 hosted a validation meeting for a research study aimed at mapping out SRHR approaches by FBOs at Hotel Santika Siligita, Nusa Dua – Bali, indonesia. The participants discussed the preliminary findings of a mapping exercise on faith-based