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  • Recapping Financial Inclusion Week 2019
    23/01/2020

    1.7 billion adults worldwide still have no access to formal financial services – at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider. Among them, more than half are women. Why must we sit up and take note of this? Financial services are foundational to achieving some of the most significant  development goals. Access to bank accoun… Read more

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and the Everyone A Changemaker movement
    23/01/2020

    Ashoka: Innovators For The Public is among the world’s most influential NGOs and is the largest network of social entrepreneurs like Sir Fazle. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Washington DC, it is now a network of over 3,500 fellows and members in more than 92 countries. Ashoka has supported over 90 leading social change organisations in Ban… Read more

  • Boat schools: What learning looks like at the last mile in Bangladesh
    20/01/2020

    “How should I send my 6-year-old son to school all by himself?” asks Ramena, a 35-year-old mother, “I cannot send him alone. So I cannot do anything.” Sending children to school is risky for Ramena and thousands of parents living in the haor (wetland) regions in Bangladesh. The regions remain submerged for half of the year. Most schools go… Read more

  • Tackling a process innovation challenge 101
    19/01/2020

    Change is inevitable – but also costly. When we talk about innovation, we often refer to changing what is visible, and measurable. But what of internal systems and processes? Can a financial management process that took seven working days to wrap up, be optimised to under one day? Here’s how BRAC, the world’s largest non-governmental deve… Read more

  • Cyclone simulations save lives in coastal areas
    15/01/2020

    Raihan ran across the open field of his village that he knew since childhood. But he couldn’t move as he wished. Splashes of water hit him hard, pushing him back. He could barely see ahead apart from silhouettes of people grabbing onto each other in the distance. He held on to a branch and secured himself to a tree. The water made it hard to brea… Read more

the Guardian

Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty?

The Guardian
06/12/2016
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The Economist

Graduating from destitution

The Economist
01/08/2015
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the Guardian

BRAC’s Founder wins 2015 World Food Prize

The Guardian
02/07/2015
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New York Times

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution

New York Times
14/08/2014
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