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Vulnerable communities in developing countries face immediate threats to food security as COVID-19 pandemic worsens, survey finds

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A new rapid assessment finds the vast majority of respondents already experiencing a loss of income NEW YORK, NEW YORK — April 9, 2020 — As COVID-19 reaches developing countries around the world, a rapid needs assessment conducted in response to the pandemic by BRAC, a global development...

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BRAC-powered climate resilience solution among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

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High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network   NEW YORK, USA — February 19, 2020 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that a proactive climate resilience system co-developed by MIT and BRAC, a leading development organization, was one of the highest-scoring proposals,...

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Dr. Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of Yidan Prize, presents the prestigious award to Sir Fazle’s family in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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The prize recognizes his groundbreaking work in education   DHAKA, BANGLADESH — 23 January 2020 — Dr. Charles Chen Yidan, founder of the Yidan Prize, visited Dhaka, Bangladesh, this week to present the prestigious award. Ms. Tamara Abed and Mr. Shameran Abed, children of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,...

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BRAC Uganda Bank launched

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BRAC’s microfinance work is transforming to broaden access to financial services   KAMPALA, UGANDA — 25 April 2019 — BRAC, the largest microfinance provider in Uganda, is transforming to a Tier 2 credit institution to broaden the range of financial services it provides to Uganda’s low-income communities. On behalf...

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