COVID-19

September 28, 2020

Towards the great reset: How do we build a more inclusive post-COVID world?

Nearly six months into the global Covid-19 crisis, the fight is far from over. It is now high time to reset, reboot, and consider our reformation strategy going forward, both nationally and internationally.
September 15, 2020

August Khichuri Index for Bangladesh

Khichuri is a popular all-day meal in most Bangladeshi homes. What does the cost of a plate of khichuri tell us about the changes in the affordability of food? Learn about the Khichuri Index, and how the pandemic is affecting Bangladesh’s economy. 
September 7, 2020

A new survey sheds light on non-member RMG factories

The Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB) project of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, BRAC University, is the first of its kind initiative to digitally map all export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories through a country-wide factory census. The goal is to provide accurate information to ensure transparency and accountability within the sector.
September 6, 2020

Keeping the price of rice down: A prerequisite for food security

Bangladesh is one of the leading rice producers in South Asia, with its rice-dominant agriculture sector showing encouraging performance for two decades now. This achievement is vitally important for the country, with rice production and supply being a significant determinant of Bangladesh’s food self-sufficiency and security.
September 1, 2020

Cash transfers to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since declaring the first confirmed case of Covid-19 on 8 March, Bangladesh, as of 31 August, ranks 15th among affected countries, with a total of 310,822 affected cases.
August 9, 2020

Is Bangladesh’s RMG industry on its way to recovery?

Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB) is the first ever research-based initiative in Bangladesh for export-oriented readymade garment (RMG) industry. It endeavours to bring transparency in the sector through accurate, up-to-date data.
August 6, 2020

BRAC International sets out Covid-19 recovery plan

As countries emerge from various phases of lockdowns, the key goal at this time is to ensure the continued safety and security of people as they return to the market as producers, vendors, and consumers.
July 29, 2020

Adapting to the new normal: how BRAC is protecting its workforce

If the dystopian nature of the world amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic makes you wonder if our sense of granted normalcy has changed forever, you are not mistaken.
July 13, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (12 July 2020)

Improving recovery rates are leading to growing social acceptance and less fear of the virus, but issues with the quantity and quality of testing are continuing. Read the latest on COVID-19.
July 11, 2020

Periods do not stop during a pandemic

The fall in income brought on by COVID-19 has pushed the need for sanitary napkins far down the list of essentials for many families. As a result, many women and girls are at risk of a fall in reproductive health.
July 8, 2020

How BRAC International scaled up response to COVID-19

Responding to large-scale challenges through innovation and rapid response is in BRAC’s DNA. In the face of the unprecedented catastrophe created by COVID-19, BRAC is determined to stand beside the world’s most vulnerable people in all the 11 countries that it operates in.
June 29, 2020

COVID-19 will change many women’s lives forever in Bangladesh

As countries globally struggle to cope with COVID-19, we are bombarded with news about flailing healthcare, shrinking economies, and diverse measures to contain the virus. What is rarely making it to the news, however, are the various and complex ways that 2020 is changing women’s lives.