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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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BRAC named the world’s top NGO of 2019

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Rohingya crisis, partnerships, scale cited as key factors   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — 27 February 2019 — BRAC, one of the world's largest non-governmental organizations and a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programs in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings, was today announced the world’s number one NGO of 2019 by NGO...

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Beta version of digital map aims to chart Bangladeshi garment factories

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Mapped in Bangladesh, a research initiative from BRAC University and C&A Foundation, has digitally mapped export-oriented ready-made garment factories in Dhaka.   DHAKA, BANGLADESH — 9 February 2019 — BRAC University today launched the beta version of a digital map containing information on export-oriented ready-made garment factories across the Dhaka...

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UNHCR and BRAC open Cox’s Bazar’s first bamboo treatment plant to preserve the local environment

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The treatment plant will address pressure on the local environment and support dignified living conditions for Rohingya communities   COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH — 19 January 2019 — With about 240,000 displaced Rohingya families taking shelter in the camps in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, the demand for bamboo to...

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The LEGO Foundation awards $100 million to Sesame Workshop to bring the power of learning through play to children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian refugee crises

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New program will provide critical new insights into effective models of learning through play for children affected by crisis   BILLUND, DENMARK — 5 December 2018 — Today, the LEGO Foundation announced that it is awarding a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop to ensure that young...

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BRAC Play-Based Learning Centers named a top innovation for global education

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The innovative learning model, which serves Rohingya refugee children living in Bangladesh, was highlighted by Finnish education nonprofit HundrED   HELSINKI, FINLAND — BRAC’s Play-Based Learning Center model, designed to bring high quality learning opportunities to Rohingya children living in the humanitarian context of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh,...

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BRAC ranked top global NGO of 2018

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BRAC tops NGO Advisor's list of the best non-governmental organisations in the world for the third year running.   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- BRAC, an international development organisation and global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings, was today ranked the number one NGO...

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