Financial inclusion

December 20, 2020

A shoulder to lean on: How coaching enables success in poverty graduation

Regular coaching and mentorship is one of the cornerstones of BRAC’s Graduation approach. In times of crises, coaching plays an even greater role in ensuring that households living in extreme poverty have the support, guidance, and encouragement they need to succeed.  “Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.” - Atul Gawande
December 20, 2020

An innovation fund for the RMG sector

The ready-made garments (RMG) industry in Bangladesh has rightly been pointed out as a lifeline for Bangladesh’s economy. When COVID-19 disrupted businesses all across the country, one of the first responses in saving the sector in Bangladesh by the government was to launch a USD 588 million stimulus package.
November 19, 2020

Aquaculture for nutrition: Innovations from North Bengal

Smallholder fish farming is unheard of in arid North Bengal. Learn how more families are gaining access to nutrient-rich fresh fish and raising incomes, with skill transfer and access to finance.
October 18, 2020

Building resilience amidst growing food insecurity crisis

As the economic impact of COVID-19 threatens food security globally, evidence-based interventions that are proven to build resilience in the face of extreme shocks are needed more than ever. Nomita’s story shows how the Graduation approach provides the tools and resources that are crucial in these difficult times.
September 29, 2020

Building resilience in the midst of ensuing chaos in the Philippines

With lockdowns continuing to wreak havoc on the extreme poor populations in the Philippines, the Graduation pilot running there has shown great results in building the resilience and security for participants and their families.
September 9, 2020

Culture clash: The ‘not-so-dirty’ secret of digital transformation

Successful change management involves winning the hearts and minds of people.
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.
July 1, 2020

An Audacious expansion for BRAC’s global Graduation agenda

With the announcement of BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative being selected as one of this year’s TED-sponsored Audacious Project winners, we look ahead to the future of Graduation programming around the world.
June 19, 2020

Using the Graduation approach to uplift refugees in a changing world: An Interview with UNHCR’s Ziad Ayoubi

Exploring how integrating the Graduation approach into social protection programmes can  improve and empower the lives of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe.
May 14, 2020

Distributing relief in a pandemic: Lessons learned about digital cash transfers during COVID-19

Almost 18 million people live in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. The impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods has been catastrophic. Research by BIGD and PPRC shows a 73% drop in income in households living in extreme poverty when measured in the first week of April 2020 compared to two months prior. The biggest challenge during COVID-19 is how to get relief to these people, who often live in hard-to-reach areas.
May 11, 2020

Clients narrate a powerful account of the impact of microfinance

Lean DataSM Insights from BRAC International Microfinance clients tell a story of resilience and growth
April 5, 2020

How BRAC Microfinance is responding to the coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh

Client protection is key, both in supporting people through financial shocks and by sharing reliable, life-saving information.