Productive power in the Papua New Guinea church partnership programme

Jane Anderson

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    This article analyses the strategy of partnership governing the Papua New Guinea Church Partnership Program (CPP). Using a governmentality lens that sees power as having a productive aspect, it focuses on how the technologies of financial management and planning, monitoring, and evaluation (PME) are taken up by the churches. Fieldwork research reveals how, in conforming to the discipline of these technologies to fulfil the partnership requirements, skilful and pragmatic individuals utilise the same technologies to empower their churches to enact their theology on development. For partnerships to work, the space must be created for such productive power to flourish.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)535-550
    JournalDevelopment in Practice
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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