BRAC powers people to rise above poverty.
What makes BRAC unique

Data-driven innovation

BRAC continuously innovates, tests, and strengthens its solutions to maximise its effectiveness.

Community engagement

BRAC develops solutions in partnership with communities, building trust, and making it a priority to meet local needs.

A holistic approach

Poverty is complex and multifaceted, and it demands holistic solutions. BRAC’s programmes are designed to address poverty’s many dimensions.

Sustainable solutions

BRAC takes a business approach to ending poverty, using social enterprise models to recover costs and accelerate impact at scale.

Through its visionary moves, BRAC has made a huge contribution to social change in Bangladesh and abroad."
Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics
At BRAC, we believe in building a world that works for all of us.

The story of BRAC

In the aftermath of a brutal war for independence and a devastating cyclone that ravaged his home country of Bangladesh, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, an executive working at a multinational oil company, was compelled to do something to help. He founded BRAC, which began as a small relief effort in 1972. Sir Fazle left his job as the organisation took shape, and he never looked back. For nearly 50 years, BRAC evolved under Sir Fazle’s leadership and vision, changing countless lives in his home country and around the world. Today, BRAC’s programmes in education, health care, youth empowerment, financial inclusion, agriculture, and more reach 100 million people across Asia and Africa.


BRAC UK is a registered charity supporting BRAC’s development work around the world by forming partnerships with like-minded organisations

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Our values


We approach our work with honesty and integrity.


We innovate and iterate to improve our impact.


We foster inclusion to reach those who need it most.


We strive for effectiveness to better serve people in poverty.

Our work in action

One man’s vision changed millions of lives

Explore the life and legacy of BRAC founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, whose vision and leadership has guided our work for nearly 50 years.