Financial inclusion

February 10, 2020

Advancing financial inclusion: BRAC Microfinance in 2019

2019 was a significant year for BRAC Microfinance in achieving our mission of advancing financial inclusion. We accomplished new milestones and started new pilots. Let’s look back on one of the busiest years for BRAC Microfinance.
February 5, 2020

Annual General Meetings in the most unexpected places

Village development organisations under the Jibika project are community-led platforms to improve the lives of people living around Chevron-operated gas fields. Read how their annual general meetings are paving the way for their organisational security.
January 23, 2020

Recapping Financial Inclusion Week 2019

On Financial Inclusion Week 2019, we took a step back as a community to revisit the fundamental purpose of why we need financial inclusion.
December 24, 2019

Women’s financial inclusion: The smart thing to do

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November 26, 2019

Digital cash: The future of humanitarian response?

Global humanitarian crises – and the aid systems that respond to them – are undergoing massive change. More people are in crisis than ever before.
November 7, 2019

Revitalising livelihoods through self-help groups

The Jibika project’s village development organisations have 58% women representation in leadership positions. Since 2015, these organisations have been unlocking potential in vulnerable communities living near Chevron-operated gas fields in greater Sylhet.
October 24, 2019

Celebrating the stories of 2 million women

BRAC's ultra-poor graduation (UPG) programme has now reached more than 2 million households in Bangladesh using an approach that provides temporary but intensive support, carefully designed to lift the poorest into sustainable livelihoods.
October 23, 2019

Taking on tech: 3 stages that every NGO needs to know

From managing mobile tablets for loan collections to responding to floods through Facebook’s disaster map, BRAC has delved into a technological shift from a long time ago. The question still remains: How can technology be further embedded into the ecosystem?
October 22, 2019

Standing by those who have the least

I always thought that home is the safest place. Until I visited Amena’s home.
August 30, 2019

Going digital: Taking financial inclusion to new horizons

Financial inclusion leads to greater empowerment and participation in the economy. It also plays a role in bridging the digital divide.
August 25, 2019

Liberia’s crops against the rebellious weather

The Earth is getting warmer. The most vulnerable groups need to be equipped with the right tools to build resilience - but how?
July 28, 2019

How Liberia’s bushlands got a lush, green makeover

Cash for work presents as an opportunity to avoid the risk of poverty during times of financial distress. Our project in Liberia saw how this simple initiative can go a long way.