COVID-19

April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (17 April 2020)

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh is exponentially rising. Lockdown continues. BRAC has completed the first phase of providing cash support to 100,000 families. The second phase started on 15 April with the aim of reaching 100,000 more families. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
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.
April 14, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (13 April 2020)

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh is sharply rising. Economic shutdown continues. Many people already living in vulnerable situations are greatly suffering. BRAC has almost completed supporting an initial 100,000 targeted families living on low incomes with the means to buy essential items for the next two weeks. Read the latest in BRAC’s response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
April 13, 2020

Meeting Basic Needs of the World’s Poorest During a Time of Crisis: Part II

BRAC’s comprehensive Graduation programme is designed to engage and improve almost every aspect of a participant’s life with intensive support provided along the way.
April 9, 2020

How COVID-19 is affecting people around the world – Our rapid assessment

Most people have experienced a drop in income. They will need food support soon.
April 7, 2020

Leadership in a
pandemic

COVID-19 is creating unprecedented pressure on workplaces and economies across the world. While most organisations have a crisis plan in place, it is fair to assume that most of these plans could never get any organisation ready for what is happening now. Here are some lessons from BRAC on how our leadership is coping through the current pandemic:
April 6, 2020

Meeting Basic Needs of the World’s Poorest During a Time of Crisis: Part I

BRAC, an organisation committed to helping people lift themselves from extreme poverty through our Graduation approach, is swiftly adapting to address the increasing vulnerability of the ultra-poor and ensure their basic needs are met.
April 5, 2020

How BRAC Microfinance is responding to the coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh

Client protection is key, both in supporting people through financial shocks and by sharing reliable, life-saving information.
April 4, 2020

Containing Covid-19: What lessons to be taken from ORT and Ebola campaigns?

The Covid-19 is still raging. Save Wuhan which is returning to normal, much of the remaining world is struggling. The epicentre is shifting - Wuhan to Europe to New York. Which is next?
March 28, 2020

Homebound – the first eight days!

My wife and I had decided to give in to the ever mounting pressure from my children and their spouses and finally stay home from 18 March 2020 – incidentally the day the first Covid-19 related death was announced for Bangladesh.
March 25, 2020

Eight tips for working from home

Working from home sounds great! No long commute to work, don't have to get dressed up, can do house chores at the same time, make your own lunch at home etc all sound very appealing.
March 23, 2020

Enforcing social distancing: NOW!

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