BRAC at International Conference on Framework for Economic Growth in Pakistan
Starting today, the Government of Pakistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are co-hosting a 2-day conference in Islamabad titled “A Policy Dialog on the New Growth Strategy of Pakistan Moving Forward”.
The UNDP has invited Dr. Mahabub Hossain, Executive Director of BRAC, (pictured above) to be the lead speaker for the conference’s session on “Connecting to the Community Engagement.” The roundtable will cover community engagement, market reforms, innovation, among other topics.
At the invitation of the government of Pakistan, BRAC launched poverty alleviation work in Pakistan in 2007
, starting with microfinance
in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province. Currently BRAC operates 94 branches total in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, Punjab, and Sindh provinces of Pakistan. The current portfolio of programs in the country include microfinance, health,
. BRAC has also launched a “Target Ultra-Poor” program which targets those who are too poor for microfinance with livelihood development support, asset transfer, and enterprise training, with the goal of graduating them out of the lowest rungs of poverty in about 2 years.