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  • COVID-19 resulted in more child marriages. Why?
    25/02/2021

    I recently visited rural areas of Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and returned to Dhaka with a new understanding of the impact that COVID-19 is having on child marriage, a harmful practice that is a global challenge. The fundamental shift that I saw was that child marriage, which has typically been encouraged by struggling parents, is now be… Read more

  • Back to school again: Assessing what students missed during school closings for COVID-19
    22/02/2021

    School closings and the varied impacts of remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic are a global challenge. Educators worldwide have been struggling to meet contemporary educational standards in this environment. This challenge is followed by yet another: How to assess the readiness of students to resume in-school education when schools open. At B… Read more

  • Back against a wall: Bangladesh’s ready-made garments industry during COVID-19 pandemic
    15/02/2021

    The ready-made garments sector has been called as one of the lifelines of Bangladesh’s economy, but how has this industry fared during the pandemic? Factories lost new orders during February-March 2020, when lockdown measures were being taken by European countries, data collected through surveys revealed. Most RMG factories lost existing orders w… Read more

  • How to confront COVID-19’s cost to girls
    20/12/2020

    If we have to prioritise one thing, it should be ensuring that girls do not go back to despair, teenage motherhood, and premature death. Girls must have the chance to flourish and pursue a bright future in spite of COVID-19. Girls are profoundly impacted by the pandemic in multiple ways: by the economic effects on their families and the resulting f… Read more

  • A shoulder to lean on: How coaching enables success in poverty graduation
    20/12/2020

    For those who have had the opportunity to attend school, play a sport, or have a close-knit family, one might not even realise it, but coaching and mentorship is a regular part of generating success in many aspects of daily life. Thinking back to primary school, they might have helped us win a race or pass an exam. It is with these similar techniqu… 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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