Asif Saleh

April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (17 April 2020)

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh is exponentially rising. Lockdown continues. BRAC has completed the first phase of providing cash support to 100,000 families. The second phase started on 15 April with the aim of reaching 100,000 more families. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
April 14, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (13 April 2020)

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh is sharply rising. Economic shutdown continues. Many people already living in vulnerable situations are greatly suffering. BRAC has almost completed supporting an initial 100,000 targeted families living on low incomes with the means to buy essential items for the next two weeks. Read the latest in BRAC’s response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
April 4, 2020

Masks and handwashing Vs. physical distancing: Do we really have evidence-based answers for policymakers in resource-limited settings?

November 30, 2018

General Assembly: Transforming a group disenfranchised for generations

Imagine two-thirds of Manhattan’s population showing up at your doorstep overnight. Yet, Bangladesh responded with all its might. BRAC's Asif Saleh spoke on Bangladesh's journey in responding to the Rohingya crisis at this year's UN General Assembly.
January 10, 2018

NGOs in national development: Will it be relevant in the coming days?

Having reached this juncture, where Bangladesh is poised to make an even greater leap towards economic prosperity, some have argued whether NGOs have anything more to do in this country.
November 26, 2017
BLOG Urban

Reimagining slums: Innovative solutions to Bangladesh’s urban housing dilemma

Dhaka resident Mohammad Ali lost the life he had known within seconds because of river erosion. He was forced to come to the capital and largest metropolitan area in Bangladesh in search of a better future. He is another face in the sea of 6.5 million people who have migrated to the city.
March 8, 2016
The skilled girl effect

The skilled girl effect: Worth more than the US and Chinese economies put together

An hour away in the rural town of Tongi, Mahmuda Akhter, 16, sits in a mobile phone servicing shop in the main market. A stressed looking customer rushes in with his phone. Holding a small screwdriver, Mahmuda pries open the cover of his mobile and diagnoses the problem.
January 27, 2016
BLOG General

Remembering Dr Mahabub Hossain

It has been a few days since Dr Mahabub Hossain has left us. As more and more people are remembering him, it is clear what a profound impact he had on those he crossed paths with. As a leader, Dr Mahabub’s contribution was immense in BRAC as well.