Poverty is a system with interlinked causes. Some of these linkages are obvious, a day’s wage lost because of illness, and others play an indirect role in perpetuating poverty – a lack of awareness about human rights can lead to exploitation.

BRAC creates the conditions for people, women and girls especially, to take control of their own lives. We invest in communities’ own human and material resources to catalyse lasting change, providing platforms for people to unite, access services, exchange information and raise awareness on the issues that are important to them. In the four decades since our inception as a small relief project in a corner of Bangladesh, we’ve grown to become one of the largest development organisations in the world. Tackling poverty on multiple fronts with services in education, health care, social and economic empowerment, finance and enterprise development, human rights and legal aid, agriculture and food security, environmental sustainability and disaster preparedness.

In the UK, we’re building on BRAC’s international track record and taking proven solutions to poverty to scale to help more people in Africa and Asia help themselves out of poverty.

More about BRAC UKOur five year strategy



Well-being and resilience

Enabling vulnerable people to access essential and reproductive, maternal and new-born health services, reducing prevalence of diseases and delivering services in hygiene, sanitation and water.
Health and nutrition
Water, sanitation and hygiene

Expanding horizons

Expanding horizons

Giving out of school children access to quality education and reintegrating them into mainstream school.

economic development

Equitable economic development

Increasing incomes for millions of people, especially those categorised as ‘ultra-poor’, through access to financial services, livelihood support and increasing agricultural yields.
Agriculture and food security
Social enterprise
Targeting the ultra poor



Creating safe spaces for adolescent girls to learn new skills and become confident leaders.
Empowering adolescent girls


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