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  • Power of AI: The key to equal employment
    17/02/2019

    One way to address the challenge of equipping youth with disabilities with employable skills is through apprenticeship programmes. The ROI of our apprenticeship programme We pair adolescents who have dropped out of school with a master craftsperson as part of a six-month programme. A master craftsperson is an experienced worker or shop-owner within… Read more

  • From metro rail to national ports: A win for people with disabilities
    13/02/2019

    “I missed an interview for a job in Dhaka. Travelling from Barisal means that I have to take a bus and then a launch to reach Dhaka, and there was no way I could have done it by myself. Our public transport is not accessible for people like me.” – Farhad, a fresh graduate with disability Farhad is not alone. Over a million people in Bangl… Read more

  • How 3 Dhaka companies became market leaders
    11/02/2019

    We explored the journey of three Dhaka-based startups – Pathao, Chaldal and ShopUp – in our Innovation Forum- a platform for innovators to connect, to find out what led them to become the market leaders in their respective fields. Here are three takeaways from the panel discussion: Know your customers to know what problems to solve “I… Read more

  • Breaking bad and doing good: The fight against TB in 2018
    07/02/2019

    Contrary to what many think, tuberculosis is still a problem in Bangladesh. We are still among the world’s 30 high TB burden countries. Each year, around 362,000 new TB cases are identified and an estimated 73,000 people lose their lives to it. BRAC has been working with the Government of Bangladesh and foreign partners since the 80s to build res… Read more

  • Incubating the incubators: Promoting entrepreneurship in frontier markets
    06/02/2019

    Starting a new business can often times feel like a rollercoaster ride. To minimise pitfalls along the journey and maximise the chance of success, startups can turn to incubators and accelerators for support – from seed funding to connecting with investors, and from developing business models to achieving product-market fit. Take the example… 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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