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Fazle Hasan Abed: architect of poverty reduction

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He holds the number 37 position on Fortune’s List of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and has won an incredible number of prestigious awards. He is the founder and chairperson of the world’s largest private development aid organisation, with 100,000 employees in 11 countries and a budget of one billion dollars. He is 81 years old, and his biography reads like an adventure novel. After 45 years, the ongoing success of his NGO called BRAC offers a convincing response to those cynics who declared development aid a thing of the past. His name is Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and De Dikke Blauwe spoke to this architect of poverty reduction during his visit to the Netherlands in mid-June. read more

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  • author: Edwin Venema
  • Link: https://www.dedikkeblauwe.nl/news/fazle-hasan-abed-architect-of-poverty-reduction/7290
  • Date: 6 July 2017
  • Media: De Dikke Blauwe
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