Luba Khalili

April 22, 2020

Lessons from COVID-19 on World Earth Day

Today is World Earth Day, and this year’s theme is climate action. Countries are expected to strengthen their commitments to the Paris Agreement on climate change. COVID-19, however, is teaching us other lessons.
April 15, 2020

A rapid perception survey as the pandemic worsens in Bangladesh

As COVID-19 continues to spread across international borders, vulnerable communities are disproportionately at risk. BRAC conducted a rapid perception survey to capture the level of awareness among households of low incomes, and the economic impact on livelihoods.
March 16, 2020

How can you slow down the spread of COVID-19?

Panic and pandemic are in the air. Cough etiquette and social distancing are the new buzzwords.
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.
October 10, 2019
BLOG Health

Scars that last a lifetime

Child sexual abuse is more common than we think. Its devastating effects on young minds can last a lifetime. On #WorldMentalHealthDay, addressing this dire issue can be a start to saving a generation.
October 3, 2019

Climate strike and the dengue outbreak: Is there a link?

Climate change is playing itself out in more ways than just hotter summers. Bangladesh has been experiencing it first-hand. For this country, millions of people coming together during the global #climatestrike holds incredible value.
September 24, 2019

The growing water gap in Dhaka, one of the world’s fastest growing cities

Dhaka is facing an impending water crisis. What can we do about it? BRAC Institute of Governance and Development’s latest State of Cities report focuses on water governance, how we use water and what the future of water in Dhaka looks like.
July 11, 2019

Jhorna Fabrics: Fit for a queen

Jhorna Islam is somewhat of a local celebrity in Tongi, Duttapara. While there are many clothing shops in the area, the uniqueness of her designs stand out, and the quality of the cutting and material used is noticeably high. 
June 10, 2019

Beating air pollution

Air pollution is one of the greatest challenges of our time. With World Environment Day just past us, the call to action for cleaner air is more pressing than ever.
May 29, 2019
BLOG Urban

The road to safety

Accidents on the road paint a disquieting picture for the safety and security of Bangladesh’s citizens. It is time for all of us to acknowledge the issue at hand and take steps to reduce road crashes.
April 17, 2019
BLOG Urban

Into the fire, and out: Paying tribute to our firefighters

In crisis, firefighters are met with delay in reaching their destinations due to the traffic that plagues the city. The problem is compounded further when large, curious crowds gather around places of incidents. In the chaos and confusion, do we lose sight of the grim reality, that it is lives that are at stake?
March 8, 2019

Gender diversity: Not just good, it’s good business

The economy has never been more competitive. Not just for those seeking employment, but also for those recruiting. How can organisations make smart decisions in recruitment and leadership, and future-proof their workforce? In our experience, one of the secrets lies in making gender diversity a business priority.