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Rochdale Bangladeshi Partnership Project raises more than £2000 to support sight-saving operations

The following article was posted on Rochdale Online. The Rochdale Bangladeshi Partnership Project (RBPP) raised more than £2000 at a charity Iftar – a gathering to break the fast – on Monday night (23 August 2010).

Broadening Impact Through Partnerships

Anthony Muljadi, a former BRAC Bangladesh intern and a student at Harvard Business School writes about the importance of partnerships for the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference blog.

BRAC and The MasterCard Foundation Announce the Expansion of their Partnership in Uganda

BRAC and The MasterCard Foundation today announced the expansion of a $45 million partnership to scale BRAC’s innovative microfinance multiplied model in Uganda. The announcement, which was made at the opening plenary of the 2011 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, will enable BRAC to expand its network to 129 branches, benefiting more than four million Ugandans.”The MasterCard Foundation aims to scale innovative microfinance programs in Africa to improve the lives of people living in poverty,” said Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation. “BRAC’s holistic approach integrates microfinance and livelihood services to help women to become productive economically and build assets to benefit their families.”

Independent Review Attributes Achievements of AusAID-Bangladesh to Partnership with BRAC

Last year, the Australian Government commissioned an independent review of its overseas aid program, AusAID, to examine the effectiveness of the current program and recommend improvements. The study’s findings, which were published in an April 2011 report, found that AusAID’s overall performance was effective, particularly in Bangladesh where it has delivered key improvements in education, health, and reducing extreme poverty. The review cites that these results have been achieved through a range of partnerships with NGOs, most notably BRAC. In a resounding endorsement, the review panel argued that “BRAC is a good example of an effective local NGO that Australia can confidently support.”

Replicating BRAC’s model via partnerships

Many development organizations struggle with achieving scale—should more NGO’s consider partnerships to achieve their aims?
BRAC usually scales primarily through their infrastructure, but the success of their educational support program offers an inspiring example of the power of scaling through others.

Safety net for the poor: BRAC Bangladesh – part 1

Syed Hashemi, head of the BRAC Development Institute at BRAC University, talks about BRAC’s “safety net for the poor” – the ultra poor program – on the Microsave podcast. Check out the video below.

A league of extraordinary women

Yesterday, in honor of BRAC’s work with women all over the world, BRAC USA president and CEO Susan Davis was listed in Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women. The award focuses on BRAC’s partnership with the MasterCard Foundation in Uganda.

BRAC markets solar lights to illuminate thousands of lives!

BRAC’s agriculture and food security programme has taken the initiative to launch D.light Design’s solar products in Bangladesh, aiming to provide power sources for the marginalised people who do not have access to the national power grid.

Managing change in the Bangladesh water sector: experiences and challenges

Change is inevitable; rather it is a much needed process for the benefit and progress of any organization. With such intentions of change Dr. Jaap M. De Heer, VU University Amsterdam, presented his study on the various aspects of an organization which, when integrated together, initiate a wholesome change process.

Productive Safety Nets for Women in Extreme Poverty

The following was originally posted by Karishma Huda on the Graduation Program blog. The CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation program is an initiative to adapt the methodology of BRAC’s Ultra Poor program in Bangladesh in ten countries across the worl

Pathways to Secure and Sustainable Livelihoods

The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with BRAC USA and BRAC Development Institute to test a new model to move people out of extreme poverty. This project is conducted in collaboration with CGAP and Ford Foundation. Michelle Chaplin, Program Manager at BRAC USA, highlights progress and impact of the project in Ethiopia.

Malaria Dreams: Tales from a Kiva Fellow

As my Kiva fellowship winds down, I reflect on the memorable journey I’ve been privileged to experience through the Kiva Fellows Program as a member of its 16thclass. Through personal revelations and humbling lessons in adaptation, microfinance work, cultural differences (and a unique incidence of malaria), I’ve grown attached to beautiful Sierra Leone.