May 14, 2020

Distributing relief in a pandemic: Lessons learned about digital cash transfers during COVID-19

Almost 18 million people live in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. The impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods has been catastrophic. Research by BIGD and PPRC shows a 73% drop in income in households living in extreme poverty when measured in the first week of April 2020 compared to two months prior. The biggest challenge during COVID-19 is how to get relief to these people, who often live in hard-to-reach areas.
May 14, 2020

Manoshi: Ensuring maternal care in a pandemic

Health centres in Bangladesh are overwhelmed with COVID-19 response. Many health facilities are refusing patients or closing down. Hospital beds are low in number, and many are being reserved for COVID-19 patients. 
May 13, 2020

Facing COVID-19 with a disability

One of the most glaring findings from a recent BRAC study shows how completely dependent the respondents are on external support, be it food or cash assistance.
May 11, 2020

BRAC’s lessons from Ebola for COVID-19: Focus on the community, support government and invest in people

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.
May 11, 2020

Clients narrate a powerful account of the impact of microfinance

Lean DataSM Insights from BRAC International Microfinance clients tell a story of resilience and growth
May 10, 2020

How BRAC is supporting Bangladesh to continue education in a pandemic

As Bangladesh faces continuing lockdown, it is crucial to ensure learning continues for children, that they have proper information about the virus and that they are safe and feel supported.
May 9, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (8 May 2020)

Bangladesh enters a crucial phase - the lockdown’s gradual exit phase. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
May 7, 2020

Ensuring productivity from home during a pandemic: What we are learning at BRAC

For over a month, business at BRAC’s head office is continuing as usual - entirely from home.
May 7, 2020

Learning in a pandemic: 4 tips for parents and caregivers with young children at home

As more than a billion students around the world put their schooling on pause, families are doing more than ever to bring learning home.
May 3, 2020

A rapid assessment – From pandemic to poverty

We need to act now and we need to act fast. Across the world, people living in poverty are struggling to feed their children as food insecurity continues to rise sharply.
April 24, 2020

Hope for a renewed fashion industry as we remember Rana Plaza during COVID-19

Seven years on from Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's garment sector faces unprecedented challenges that will fiercely test its resilience. Can COVID-19 serve as a catalyst for a more responsible fashion industry?
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.