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  • Digital wages and what it means for women
    19/02/2020

    Today’s world is driven by the idea of continuous improvement. However, in the process of pursuing efficiency in terms of production and service provisions, organisations sometimes miss out on revamping one of the most crucial elements: payment of wages in cash, a process that can be detrimental to the organisation’s money and resources. Ac… Read more

  • Advancing financial inclusion: BRAC Microfinance in 2019
    10/02/2020

    Achieving new milestones Last year we disbursed USD 5.07 billion in loans in Bangladesh – an increase of 21% from 2018. We served 7.1 million clients and 5.6 million borrowers. Our clients saved a total amount of USD 100 million, an increase of 15% from 2018. Our reach beyond Bangladesh expanded. We began our operations in Rwanda on 7 June 20… Read more

  • Annual General Meetings in the most unexpected places
    05/02/2020

    What comes to mind when we hear annual general meetings? Big, swanky conference rooms, men in expensive suits presiding over discussions about their company’s shares? In northeastern Bangladesh, 110 village organisations hold their own AGMs. The functions of the meetings are no different from those held by corporations, but there is something dis… Read more

  • One-stop solutions for women in hard-to-reach areas
    26/01/2020

    Selina Akter lives in a haor (wetland) region in rural Bangladesh. Her house is surrounded by water. On her small plot of dry land, she runs a small nursery and breeds poultry and livestock. She sends her children to school with the profits generated by selling vegetables and dairy products in the local market. Whenever she is not in her garden, sh… Read more

  • 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

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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