Social Innovation Lab

February 19, 2020

Digital wages and what it means for women

280 million adults in the private sector globally receive their wages in cash.This poses a risk of losing out on take-home wages for workers. Is wage digitisation the answer? This year, BRAC’s Frugal Innovation Forum will bring together global practitioners, thinkers, researchers, policymakers and financial ecosystem partners to brainstorm solutions to challenges in financial inclusion, particularly for women, through digital services.
January 19, 2020

Tackling a process innovation challenge 101

How did BRAC optimise its financial data management process from seven working days to 24 hours?
December 5, 2019

End gender-based violence: Integrated approaches from around the world

The problem of gender-based violence cannot be solved overnight, but it can be resolved, eventually. Meaningful collaborations around the world are playing strong roles in their communities to see a more equitable world
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.
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?
May 12, 2019

Breaking conventions by liberating structures

Conventional structures used to organise how people work can stifle inclusion and engagement. We had the opportunity to learn about powerful methods that help break conventions and get everyone meaningfully engaged
March 5, 2019
BLOG Youth

FIF 2019: Three ways young people can positively influence the world

BRAC’s 6th Frugal Innovation Forum (FIF) came to a close yesterday in Savar, Dhaka. With the theme of “Scaling opportunities for youth”, over 200 practitioners, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers came together to explore the futures of young people in the Global South.
March 4, 2019
BLOG Youth

Scale frugal: Highlights from Day 1 of Frugal Innovation Forum 2019

Frugal Innovation Forum is back this year with another round of riveting conversations on smart innovations! This year’s theme is “Scaling opportunities for youth,” and we wrapped up Day 1 jam-packed with exciting and insightful sessions.
February 11, 2019
BLOG Youth

How 3 Dhaka companies became market leaders

In a city of 20 million people, startups rise and fall every day. But what does it take for a startup to thrive?
February 6, 2019

Incubating the incubators: Promoting entrepreneurship in frontier markets

Business incubators and accelerators face some universal challenges. Here are three takeaways from DFAT innovationXchange’s Frontier Incubators programme.
December 27, 2018
BLOG WASH, Youth

4 ways to change the world of water, sanitation and hygiene

Life is different for three out of 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion people, who do not have clean, safe water in their homes. One quarter of the world’s population does not have access to decent toilets. In cities alone, over 80 million people practice open defecation.
November 22, 2018
BLOG Youth

Join BRAC’s family of social innovators

We are looking for troublemakers who are hungry for change and absolutely refuse to settle! Are you ready to take on the world’s biggest challenges? Apply for the 2019 Social Innovation Fellowship