What does BRAC stand for?
BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 11 other developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. It is a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor. Originally the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee and later the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, it is now formally known simply as BRAC.
BRAC began as a limited relief effort for refugees displaced after the 1972 Bangladesh Liberation War. Led by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, a former accountant with a multinational oil company, BRAC employed a metrics-based approach, with continual monitoring and learning, to pilot and perfect programs before scaling them to reach millions.