Esther Duflo, 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics and Shameran Abed, President of BRAC: “Reducing Extreme Poverty and Hunger in the World is Doable and It Must be Done” – Le Monde

This op-ed was originally published in Le Monde on May 31, 2024.  Shameran Abed and Esther Duflo advocate for supporting and expanding programs that have proven successful in developing countries in this op-ed. One of the main projects for the G20 under the Brazilian presidency is the creation of a global alliance against hunger and … Continued

Life in a Heatwave: What It’s Like, and What We Need To Do – The Good Feed

This blog post was originally published on the Good Feed on May 19, 2024. Hundreds of people died across Asia in April and May 2024 as the region sweltered under blistering temperatures. It was so hot that schools had to be closed for millions of children in Bangladesh, along with in the Philippines, the Indian state of Tripura and South … Continued

The Rwandan Government Enhances Coordination Among Key Stakeholders to Support National Graduation Strategy

By Christophe Ndahimana (Rwanda Program Manager), Martin Ruzima (Rwanda Senior MEL and Research Analyst), and Courtney Calardo (Head of Communications) Rwanda’s Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) recently hosted five workshops, one workshop for each province and the City of Kigali, to develop the capacity of district staff in all 30 districts on implementing and expanding the … Continued

Donors, amidst the climate crisis, do not take your focus off extreme poverty – The Good Feed

This blog was originally published on BRAC’s site, The Good Feed on April 9, 2024. BRAC runs large-scale development programmes in areas like health, education, microfinance, extreme poverty reduction and humanitarian relief, reaching over 100 million people in some of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries. Our ecological footprint matters. Yet, this question misses the point of … Continued

Think Change Episode 44: Tackling Debt, Transforming Economies – Why is the IDA Replenishment So Urgent? – ODI

This podcast was originally published on ODI’s website on April 2, 2024. Global public debt is at unprecedented levels. The UN has reported that nearly half of the world’s population lives in countries that spend more paying off debts to other countries than they spend on healthcare for their own people. While needs soar as … Continued

The Big Push African Women Need to Escape Poverty – Project Syndicate

This article was originally published on Project Syndicate on March 8, 2024.  NAIROBI – What do poverty, climate change, and conflict have in common? They are among the biggest challenges confronting Africa, and they all disproportionately affect women living in poverty or on the margins of society. Both research and experience have demonstrated that these women have enormous … Continued

Policy Recommendations for Building Climate Resilience for the Most Vulnerable During Heatwaves in India

Image (above) credit: Mahila Housing Trust By Boudewijn Weijermars, Technical Advisor; Shweta S. Banerjee, India Country Lead; Ramesh Veluru, India Programme Officer; and Courtney Calardo, Head of Communications, at BRAC International Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative India is not alone in the world in experiencing the effects of the current 1°C global warming. Heatwaves, floods, and droughts … Continued

National Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (NRLPS), MoRD signed MoU with BRAC International for Economic Inclusion and Social Protection for the Poorest of the Poor Women

This press release was originally published on February 2, 2024 by the Press Information Bureau, Delhi, Government of India. Caption for image above (left to right: Mona Dave, Consultant for BRAC International, Shameran Abed, Executive Director of BRAC International, Shweta Banerjee, Country Lead for India, BRAC International, Shri Charanjit Singh, Additional Secretary and CEO of … Continued

BRAC International Advocates for Scaling Evidence-Based Solutions at ECOSOC Partnership Forum

BRAC International, represented by Heidi McAnnally-Linz, participated in the 2024 Partnership Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on January 30, 2024. The theme of the forum was “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and Eradicating Poverty in times of Multiple Crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient, … Continued

The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment Drives Coordinated Poverty Alleviation Efforts toward a Holistic, Evidence-Backed Approach

By Maria Baylon, Acting Country Director of BRAC International Philippines and Country Lead for the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative Caption for image above: The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma signed multiple MoUs with partners during the 90th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment. (PC BRAC International) During the Philippine … Continued