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  • Over 9,000 “dignity kits” distributed. What even are they and why are they important?
    23/01/2018

    In a reasonably secure environment, all these items represent an average woman’s everyday life. A woman’s—a human’s—right to a life with basic dignity innately implies having at their arm’s length everything she could possibly need.   Imagine having to flee your home because of a violent conflict or natural disaster. What you would… Read more

  • In Bangladesh, aid groups confront an invisible danger
    17/01/2018

    Originally appeared on Devex. Small trafficking networks were already targeting the Rohingya minority and members of the local community in southern Bangladesh ahead of the late August influx of refugees. Now, as aid workers continue to respond to the overwhelming needs of the stateless population, worry grows that once-disorganised trafficking gan… Read more

  • The cold wave that grips Bangladesh, and our lessons
    16/01/2018

    Temperatures have dropped down to a record low of 2.6 degree celsius in some parts, claiming more than 25 lives so far. The biting cold can be felt even in Dhaka city, which has become cooler than previous years. It may not be a problem in the privileged pockets of the city, and is rather an enjoyable time for many city dwellers. I am one of them,… Read more

  • NGOs in national development: Will it be relevant in the coming days?
    10/01/2018

    When the World Bank declared Bangladesh as a lower-middle income economy in 2015, some of us can remember its first president in Bangladesh Just Faaland and his joint work with economist Richard Parkinson. The duo saw what a difficult path awaited the new nation in The Test Case for Development (1976): ‘It must be the fond hope of most educat… Read more

  • An accountant with a mighty vision
    04/01/2018

    We acquired our own nation in 1971. Before that we were not familiar with the largest institution of a nation ie, the state. This left our institutions lacking in both life and lustre. Being able to establish a fabric store on Dharmatala Street in Kolkata, even during the end of the British colonial rule, was hailed as the consummate example of the… 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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