BRAC Founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG passes away

Sir Fazle with Children

BRAC Founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG passes away

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An international development icon and a pivotal figure in Bangladesh’s socio-economic progress DHAKA, BANGLADESH — 20 December 2019 —  With profound sadness, BRAC, one of the world’s leading development organizations, announced today the passing of its founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG. He was 83 years old. Sir Fazle...

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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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