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  • August Khichuri Index for Bangladesh
    15/09/2020

    Economic figures often make sense to economists and not many others. To figure out how changes in Bangladesh’s economy are affecting different groups of people across the country during the pandemic, BRAC has begun constructing an index similar to the Financial Times’ ‘Breakfast Index’. The ‘Khichuri Index’ reflects the weighted average… Read more

  • Culture clash: The ‘not-so-dirty’ secret of digital transformation
    09/09/2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led many institutions to fast track the implementation of digital technology across its business functions. Now, it has become a necessity for the survival of any business. But what does it take to transform into a digital organisation? Digital transformation is all about changes – from strategy, technology, to proce… Read more

  • A new survey sheds light on non-member RMG factories
    07/09/2020

    “How many factories on the MiB map do not have BGMEA and/or BKMEA membership?” – is a common question that the MiB team receives whenever they reach out to its stakeholders, be it academicians, worker associations, trade associations, NGOs or policymakers. There has always been a debate on the exact number of export-oriented RMG factories in… Read more

  • Keeping the price of rice down: A prerequisite for food security
    06/09/2020

    Production of rice, especially the Boro variety (cultivated in residual water in low-lying areas), has facilitated Bangladesh’s journey from import dependence to food self-sufficiency. Total production of the three main varieties of rice paddy (Aus, Aman and Boro) increased from 28.8 million tonnes to 36.45 million tonnes in 2019, making up 88% o… Read more

  • Cash transfers to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic
    01/09/2020

    The Bangladeshi government kicked off countrywide lockdown on 25 March, freezing general mobility except for emergency services and necessary goods transfer. No sooner than after the directive came out, over the first couple of days a mass movement was observed among low-income people from urban centres to rural hubs. As an example, by tracking SIM… 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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