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Graduating the poor out of poverty in Ethiopia

The below article was originally posted by Sandeep Kaur, a Communications Officer at BRAC Development Institute (BDI) on the CGAP-Ford Graduation Program blog.

Microfinance Pioneer Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder of BRAC, Advances “Business in a Box” Strategy

The world’s largest antipoverty organization advocates a market-oriented approach to job creation and poverty alleviation, putting poor borrowers on a path to prosperity by giving them a “business in box.”

BRAC and Gates Foundation, tackling toilet trouble together

Great news from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today. The foundation has announced a grant for BRAC to develop sustainable sanitation delivery models, improving living conditions for over a million of Bangladesh’s poorest while raising school attendance levels for girls especially.

Tackling Pneumonia Globally: World Pneumonia Day on 12 November – a Reflection

Watch Message from Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC Founder & Chairperson on World Pneumonia Day 2011Globally, in every 20 second a child dies from pneumonia. This loss of life is even more tragic because nearly all of these deaths are preventable, and more than 98% of childhood pneumonia deaths occur in developing countries. Safe and effective vaccines, inexpensive treatments and preventive measures exist that can save lives.

Global progress on MDGs assessed by Social Watch

As the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, it is imperative to reflect on the developments of participating nations in the ten years since the goals were established.

A World of 7 Billion: Cause for Scare or Celebration?

The following was originally posted by BRAC USA President & CEO Susan Davis in the Huffington Post.The UN has chosen today as a symbolic one on which the world’s 7 billionth person might be born. The fact that it’s Halloween is, as The New Yorker jokes, “presumably just a coincidence.”

Girls Not Brides – Ending a harmful practice

In the collective effort to realize the “Girl Effect”, it is necessary to ensure that adolescent girls are free to access the resources and education provided to them by their respective national governments or by the NGOs based in their communities.

Letter From Uganda: Given the Tools to Fight Poverty, Africa’s Women Tend to Win

A ripple of laughter spreads through the room during Beatrice’s prayer. We’re in the town of Nansana, in central Uganda, taking part in a meeting of 25 micro-borrowers, all of them local women. Somebody translates: “Dear Lord, please make us strong and successful,” Beatrice said before the group, before adding: “And put women above men for a change.”

Not missing a dose: Shahida, a patient, recounts her experience with BRAC

On the occasion of the launch of its book Making Tuberculosis History: Community-Based Solutions for Millions, Bangladesh-based BRAC is sharing stories about those taking part in its successful approach to combating TB. The following is the second in a series; click here to read the previous story of Shanta, neighbor and care provider.

The story of Shanta, neighbor and care provider: How BRAC is making tuberculosis history

On the occasion of the launch of its book Making Tuberculosis History: Community-Based Solutions for Millions, Bangladesh-based BRAC is sharing stories about those taking part in its successful approach to combating TB. The following is the first in a series.By Maria A. May, BRAC Health Program

BRAC Uganda wins the Gold Social Performance Management Award

With global recognition that microfinance institutions should be placing emphasis on social as well as financial goals, the Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) gathered representatives from microfinance institutions across the country for the first Social Performance Management Awards on September 27, 2011.

Book on BRAC soon to be released!

Like many of BRAC’s programs, its community-based model for TB has garnered much praise: it’s been profiled in articles in the New York Times, documented in Harvard Business School case studies, received the Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize, and hosted dozens of distinguished visitors.