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  • COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Update from Asif Saleh (31 July 2021)
    01/08/2021

    Dear colleagues, partners and friends, The Delta variant is continuing to spiral, fuelled by the large crowds celebrating Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals in the world. The first nationwide lockdown of 2021 was imposed from 1 July in Bangladesh, but restrictions were relaxed from 14-22 July to celebrate Eid. Mass public awareness… Read more

  • Jamdani and Aarong: A love affair spanning half a century
    29/07/2021

    The word ‘Jamdani’ is derived from the Persian words ‘jam’ (floral) and ‘dani’ (vase), and refers to an intricate traditional weaving technique usually done on a handloom, using fine silk or cotton. Jamdani is a time-consuming and labour-intensive form of weaving because of the richness of its motifs (usually based on flowers or plants)… Read more

  • Early childhood development should be a global priority
    27/07/2021

    A central feature of the Global Education Summit is the pledges made by international donors to help the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) reach its target of at least USD 5 billion over five years, along with commitments from GPE partner countries on domestic financing for education. As a Summit delegate representing BRAC, I am excited to sha… Read more

  • How do we build forts of resistance against COVID-19?
    15/07/2021

    According to data from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), more than half the country’s 64 districts are already classified as high-risk zones, where daily COVID-19 positivity rates cross 31%. Under such circumstances, there is no alternative to investing in equipping communities with the right tools and knowledge… Read more

  • The times they are a-changin’: Resilience of youth
    15/07/2021

    As an organisation, BRAC has always thought about women and children first when coming up with designs for its many programmes. From its roots in the 70s with the oral therapy extension programme, to the skills development projects like STAR and PROMISE, women and the youth have always been central in every intervention. So, it was quite natural th… 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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