BRAC ranked number one NGO in the world

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BRAC ranked number one NGO in the world

Every year, NGO ADVISOR researches, evaluates and ranks non-governmental organisations from around the world, highlighting the best in their annual Top 500 NGOs World list.

Of more than 500 organizations worldwide, NGO ADVISOR placed BRAC first in its international category, based on its impact, innovation and sustainability. BRAC was praised for its holistic approach to fighting poverty, treating it as a system of interrelated barriers that must be addressed concurrently. The ranking also highlighted the organization’s history of designing and implementing solutions at scale.

“From the perspective of our ranking criteria – impact, innovation and sustainability – BRAC ticks every box. Over the course of its decades-long history, BRAC has assumed an unparalleled position in the crowded field of international development, all while remaining committed to a holistic, evidence-based approach to poverty reduction,” said Jean-Christophe Nothias of NGO ADVISOR, a journalist formerly with The Global Journal, who co-founded the rankings methodology in 2009.

Other notable organisations in the top 500 include Doctors Without Borders in the second position, Oxfam in fifth, Save the Children in the ninth, and Grameen Foundation in the 12th position. NGO ADVISOR combines academic rigour with journalistic integrity and autonomy, evaluating each organisation based upon its objective merits. Today, NGO ADVISOR presents its findings to an international audience of donors, volunteers, journalists, researchers, diplomats and non-profit leaders to showcase best practices and mirror the evolving values of the global community.

“This recognition is truly an honor,” said Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC. “BRAC staff work tirelessly to both innovate and apply proven solutions at scale to empower people worldwide living in poverty. It is wonderful to see this dedication recognized.”

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