World Bank

June 14, 2015

Drones for development

Unmanned aerial vehicles have populated both the imagination and nightmares of people around the world in recent years. In April, the United States Navy announced an experimental programme called LOCUST (Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology), which officials promise will “autonomously overwhelm an adversary” and thus “provide Sailors and Marines a decisive tactical advantage.”
February 20, 2013

Real world social networks: Powering the girl effect

"People are poor because they are powerless," says BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. But power isn't necessarily a zero-sum game. It takes work, but you can create it, because power comes from relationships and you can give people a safe space (or as some say a platform) to create and strengthen real world social networks they might not otherwise have time or space to build.
March 27, 2009

World Bank Vice President visits BRAC Schools

The World Bank's Vice President for South Asia Region Ms. Isabel Guerrero and country head Mr. Xian Zhu visited a BRAC school earlier this month and met with BRAC Chairperson and founder Fazle Hasan Abed.