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  • The Circular RMG Practices in a Remote Rural Setting
    05/05/2021

    Mizanur Rahman runs a shop selling sweaters at a busy market in Noyarhat Bazar of Gaibandha district, Bangladesh. He also has a sweater factory right behind his shop, and his products fetch one of the best prices in that market. Mizanur owns eight jacquard machines in his factory, which are run almost 24/7 with high-end operators. Noyarhat Bazar is… Read more

  • From Sulla to the world: Happy birthday, Abed bhai
    05/05/2021

    One thousand hammers, eight-inch screwdrivers, shovels, handloom weaving tools, a hundred one-inch and half-inch chisels, thirty measuring tapes, pliers, saws, and a heart heavy with agony but full of conviction and indomitable hope. Anguished, because the people in his country were in ruins from an atrocious war, but convinced that history would s… Read more

  • Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on infants and young children
    02/05/2021

    A new early childhood development infrastructure has been built in Bangladesh by BRAC, the largest international development organisation in the world, providing weekly one-on-one phone calls by trained specialists to the caregivers of 40,000 infants and children under the age of six. It offers educational and psychosocial support – and a model t… Read more

  • How BRAC’s barefoot lawyers are supporting women in Bangladesh to raise their voices
    29/04/2021

    The barefoot lawyers of BRAC’s human rights and legal aid services programme – known locally as ain shebikas – are trained to act as one-woman, mobile legal-aid service clinics. Women, particularly in Bangladesh’s rural areas, hesitate to talk openly about abuse and domestic violence, so having another woman to speak to, who is trai… Read more

  • Liberating Bangladesh from malaria: How far have we come in the last 50 years?
    25/04/2021

    Malaria is a worldwide endemic illness that has affected approximately 229 million people in 87 countries in 2019, killing an estimated 409,000 people. Bangladesh contributed to less than one percent of the total reported cases in Southeast Asia in 2019 compared to ten percent in 2008.  Nineteen million people in 13 malaria-endemic districts share… 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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