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March 20, 2022

An ode to BRAC and Bangladesh

On 21 March 2022, we celebrate BRAC’s 50 year journey. Recited at an event to honour BRAC’s five decades of helping people realise their potential, this poem was dedicated to over 100,000 BRAC staff members working across the world.
May 5, 2021

The Circular RMG Practices in a Remote Rural Setting

Hundreds of kilometres away from Dhaka, a remote village in northern Bangladesh is silently creating a shift in RMG practices that can potentially change the face of the RMG industry.
June 7, 2020

BRAC’s lessons from Ebola for COVID-19: Opt for safe not sorry, supercharge communication, focus on clients and look for opportunities

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 20, 2020

COVID-19: The communication crisis

Communication does not work in a vacuum. When nations are scrambling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, strategies to relay safety measures have to take into account the worldview of the recipients.
April 27, 2020

Celebrating the 84th birthday of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG (1936-2019)

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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 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.
November 24, 2019

Three ways BRAC creates a mental health-friendly workplace

Mental wellbeing is a major public health concern of this era. It contributes about 14 per cent to the total global affliction of diseases, making it a fundamental indicator of health.
July 14, 2019

A new data model for a more pro-poor national budget

A significant number of talk shows and heated debates preceded the unveiling of Bangladesh’s national budget. However, discussions so far have remained among a particular group of people: business tycoons, intellectuals and the elite.
June 16, 2019

Reflections on paternity leave on Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, we want to honour and thank fathers from all over the world for their active contributions in the lives of their children.