COVID-19

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.
June 28, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (27 June 2020)

Bangladesh has crossed 100 days of COVID-19. Testing has plateaued. Health facilities outside the capital remain under strain. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 21, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (20 June 2020)

Confusion around zoning abounds as Bangladesh enters into its fourth month of the COVID-19 crisis. Now is the best time to reap the benefits of wearing masks. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 19, 2020

This #WorldRefugeeDay, meet your mask-maker

Masks are not only the most visible change in our lives since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but they are now a visible sign for women's empowerment in the Rohingya community. This #WorldRefugeeDay we take you behind the mask with Sayeka, one of our 127 new mask makers. 
June 12, 2020

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

A steady stream of bad news is outweighing positive efforts in Bangladesh. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 7, 2020

BRAC’s lessons from Ebola for COVID-19: Opt for safe not sorry, supercharge communication, focus on clients and look for opportunities

This series is a collection of insights from BRAC practitioners who have led responses to mass-scale crises across the world. We present key factors for other practitioners; healthcare professionals, governments and development authorities to consider in preparation, management, relief and recovery.