Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMGFounder and Chairperson
Dr Muhammad MusaExecutive Director, BRAC
Letter from the ED
Stichting BRAC International
'Safeguarding' refers to the ways of protecting individuals from any kind of misconduct or harassment including - sexual harassment, oppression, intimidation, humiliation, violence, discrimination, neglect and exploitation.
Adults with special needs
People with disabilities
households graduated from ultra-poverty
disbursed in loans (an increase of 21% from 2017)
total clients reached (an increase of 10% from 2017)
of targeted households in hard-to-reach regions received healthcare
people accessed human rights and legal aid education
potential labour migrants equipped with information on safe migration
people accessed safe water
people reached through our health service delivery programmes
malaria cases treated
people supported with skills, jobs and decent work interventions
houses built back after fire incidents in urban slums
women supported during and after natural and manmade disasters
children, young people and adults had access to learning opportunities
children aged 3-5 years accessed early childhood development and pre-primary programmes
people, including men and boys, reached through gender integration efforts
members of women-led community-level institutions participated in the local power structure
people screened for TB symptoms
children registered in temporary learning centres and child-friendly spaces in the Rohingya refugee camps
Women made up 87% of the clients provided with financial services.
Girls made up over half of the 1.4 million children in schools operated and supported by BRAC.
1.8 million people, including men and boys, reached through gender mainstreaming efforts.
Almost a million women are members of our 12,800 polli shomaj - democratic, womenled institutions through which they build support networks, claim entitlements and prevent exploitation. 62,594 polli shomaj leaders participated in local power structures.
219,963 adolescent girls and boys reached through awareness efforts on sexual harassment, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
62,907 students and parents of BRAC schools across Bangladesh oriented on non-discrimination, child sexual abuse and positive parenting.
43,682 women graduated out of ultra-poverty.
22,164 people accessed skill-based training, 46.22% of whom were female
3.4 million mothers and pregnant women accessed nutrition counselling.
37,176 Rohingya women and adolescent girls made aware of their rights and provided with legal support.
207,538 incidents of domestic violence, child marriage and dowry prevented.
118,308 women exercised their leadership roles through our school management committees.
Women made up 97% of the clients who received legal services.
1.5 million pregnant women accessed maternity care services.
A comprehensive study, Advancing Gender Equality in Bangladesh, published on the history and impact of our gender quality action learning programme (GQAL).
Eliminating extreme poverty
Expanding the financial choices of people living in poverty
Employable skills for decent work
Climate change and emergency response
Universal access to healthcare, nutrition, water and sanitation
Pro-poor urban development
Investing in the next generation
BRAC Artificial Insemination
BRAC Cold Storage
BRAC Printing Pack
BRAC Recycled Handmade Paper
BRAC Seed and Agro
BRAC Sanitary Napkin and Delivery Kit
Founded in 2001, BRAC University is committed to providing higher education that is responsive to society’s needs. Based in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, and with an enrollment of over 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, the university today is a vibrant academic community fostering knowledge creation and research-informed learning.
The university’s 7 departments, 8 schools and institutes and 7 centres of excellence bring minds together, generating unique experiences for students that broaden perspectives, encourage creativity and promote empathy. We are distinctive in Bangladesh for offering over USD 1 million in scholarships every year. Through local and international engagements, faculty and students delve into creative ventures while incorporating ethics and having a global mindset.
Following BRAC University’s recognition by QS rankings in 2017 as the #1 private university in Bangladesh, it is now poised for growth to become prominent internationally. Recognising the demographic dividend offered by the dominance of young people in the country, we aim to develop a workforce of creative leaders who can tackle challenges and leverage opportunities afforded by technology and globalisation. Over the next few years, we will further enhance our openness to new ideas and knowledge, and welcome increased participation from global scholars.
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The Ultra-Poor Graduation approach pioneered by BRAC is a proven model that uses a holistic approach to support and uplift households from ultra-poverty.
1,650 participants were enrolled into the Ultra- Poor Graduation programme in Uganda. We provided technical assistance to governments and organisations in Kenya, Lesotho, Philippines, Liberia, Egypt and Rwanda to adapt the Graduation model.
Microfinance gives people excluded from the formal banking system access to a suite of financial services such as loans, savings and microinsurance products.
USD 247.98 million in loans was disbursed (an increase of 19% from 2017) in Myanmar, Tanzania, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
571,935 total borrowers accessed loans (an increase of 16% from 2017) in Myanmar, Tanzania, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Uganda, 97% of whom were women.
Play Labs are spaces for children to engage and learn through play. Evidence links play to the development of resiliency, problem-solving, social skills and emotional wellbeing.
A total of 6,952 children accessed 230 Play Labs in Tanzania, Uganda and Liberia.
Targeting those who would otherwise be left behind by formal education systems, our schools are designed to fill these gaps, addressing educational needs from early childhood to adolescence.
25,016 girl learners in 949 community based schools in Afghanistan, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and Liberia.
Our community-based healthcare approach employs a wide network of community health workers to ensure people living in poverty can access high-quality, affordable services.
A total of 21,413 Community Healthcare Promoter (CHPs) provided services in Afghanistan, Nepal Sierra Leone, Liberia and Uganda.
Through a participatory community-led approach targeting both urban and rural settings, we collaborate with governments and other stakeholders to build safer and more resilient communities in Myanmar, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
A total of 634 students received training on emergency preparedness and response in Myanmar, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
The agriculture and livestock programme works with governments to achieve and sustain food security. Our work develops value chains for smallholder farmers by combining capacity building and extension services and linking them to markets for sustainability.
16,678 farmers received training on new techniques and technologies in Liberia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone.
The Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA) programme provides safe spaces to socially and financially empower adolescent girls. Evidence shows the positive impact of these spaces on the quality of the lives of girls, especially girls out of school.
A total of 20,649 girls received life skills and financial literacy training in Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal.