How do we ensure that our work for ‘good’ doesn’t end up doing harm?
Development that Works explores some of the current thinking about sound development practice, both a biblical perspective and from the point of view of TEAR’s partners and those with whom they work.
This four-part Small Group Guide designed to enable your group to reflect on the subjects of poverty and inequality and how as Christians we can respond through best practice development approaches that work.
Watch: "Development that Works" by Kuki Rockhum from TEAR's partner EFICOR in India.
This video is part of TEAR's Development that Works resources, which explore some of the current thinking about sound development practice, both a biblical perspective and from the point of view of TEAR’s partners and those with whom they work.
Read: "A Checklist to Guide Healthy Partnerships and Projects for Integral Mission"
Developed from TEAR Australia’s 40+ years of experience with international Christian development work, this checklist is intended to help Australian Christian groups make good decisions and avoid causing harm to local communities in their efforts to help alleviate poverty and suffering.
Read: "Guidelines for Relief and Development Assistance"
When selecting projects run by our partners, we look for grassroots development initiatives where community members, particularly the poorest and most marginalised, have determined project priorities and participate at every level of project implementation.
When we think we have international development practice all worked out, along comes another twist. Development work is complex... and so it should be. It involves people and the kaleidoscope of realities they face each day.
These stories explore this complex dynamic:
TEAR's Phil Lindsay and Greg Hewson travelled to Nepal with Daniel Wieckmann from Kintaro studios to see first hand the work of our partner Share and Care. The project, working in the impoverished Nuwakot valley, was coming to an end after six years and our team were eager to see its impact within the lives of families, communities and entire districts.