November 20, 2018

A classroom in the sky: Building upwards in the Rohingya camps

One year on from the latest influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar, the settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are sheltering nearly a million people. More than 600,000 are school-aged children and young people. Our goal for 2019 is to ensure access to education for 100,000 children.
November 20, 2018
BLOG WASH

Waste to welfare: A tale of Jamalpur and its people

The amount of waste water produced each year by Jamalpur town that ends up in its lakes is enough to fill the Empire State Building in New York.
November 14, 2018

An engine of our growth

Agriculture plays a powerful role in poverty reduction, according to a study done by BRAC’s research and evaluation division. The study revealed that the agricultural sector can reduce poverty-related sufferings faster than other sectors.
November 8, 2018
BLOG Urban

Growth at the grassroots: Communities revamping urban slums

Bangladesh is a country the size of New York but with a population that’s 8.5 times as large - 165 million people live in Bangladesh, compared to New York’s 19 million. 1 in 3 people in the country’s capital, Dhaka, live in urban slums.
 
 
EDITOR'S PICKS
October 23, 2018

Bridging the digital gender divide in financial inclusion

Partnerships are key to unlocking the potential of technology for the most excluded, especially women.
September 27, 2018
BLOG Health

Sir Fazle’s remarks at the UN General Assembly

Tuberculosis remains the world's deadliest infectious disease. The United Nations General Assembly held its first ever high-level meeting on ending TB. BRAC's Sir Fazle Hasan Abed spoke on Bangladesh's journey so far in combating the disease.
September 25, 2018

Can empathy end poverty?

The connection between Zakia and Firoza becomes instantly evident when you see them talk to each other. Firoza listens intently as Zakia speaks in a soft, empathetic tone. For Firoza, Zakia is not only a manager apa (sister) from BRAC - she is the only person who she trusts completely.
September 12, 2018

BRAC’s tablet journey: Revolutionising microfinance operations in Bangladesh

Clay houses with tin roofs. The occasional moo of cows. Everything gave an impression of a world disconnected from modern technology in the village of Juranpur, Bangladesh.
August 12, 2018
BLOG Youth

Young people thrive when they have safe spaces

On International Youth Day this year, we focus on the need for safe spaces for young people. Safe spaces can be civic, public, digital or physical spaces where young people can participate in key decisions and express themselves with dignity and safety.
August 7, 2018
BLOG Health

Garment factories embrace breastfeeding

Globally, only 38% of mothers breastfeed exclusively, giving their babies nothing but breastmilk for the first six months. The figure is higher in Bangladesh, at 55%. But it is still not high enough. Exclusive breastfeeding is crucial for a baby’s healthy development. Aside from cultural traditions, and lack of knowledge, the need to work is also an influencing factor.