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

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

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

Advancing SDG1 through South-South Government Exchange

By Abdurrahman Syebubakar, Indonesia Country Lead | Shweta Banerjee, India Country Lead | Heidi McAnnally-Linz, Global Lead for Policy & Partnerships, at BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (Caption for image above): CEO of Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (JEEViKA) Rahul Kumar welcomes delegates from Indonesia and BRAC International to Patna to learn about the Satat Jeevikoparjan … Continued

This Evidence-Based Solution Could End Global Poverty, But You Probably Haven’t Heard of It – Triple Pundit

This article was originally published by Triple Pundit on November 1, 2023. As TriplePundit moves forward with our new editorial focus on solutions journalism, we’ve looked back at some of the top solutions proposed to address our most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges a decade ago. Now, we’re looking ahead to learn more about the evidence-based responses that can further … Continued

Alleviating Urban Poverty Through Livelihood Generation – IPS

This article was originally published by Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency on August 30, 2023. PUNE, INDIA, Aug 30 2023 (IPS) – In a bid to tackle the complexities of urban poverty, the Government of Bihar’s Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) has launched Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana Shahari (SJY Urban). The program will include a time-bound … Continued

Local Governments in Indonesia Advance Efforts to Eliminate Extreme Poverty through a Holistic, Evidence-Backed Approach

By Abdurrahman Syebubakar | Country Lead for Indonesia, Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative and Courtney Calardo | Head of Communications, Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative Caption (above): A photo session with the Governor and almost all heads/vice heads of districts and mayors/vice mayors in West Sumatra province after they signed a joint statement and the plan of action to … Continued

How Do We Support the World’s Poorest Countries? | The Development Podcast

Meet the International Development Association (IDA), the arm of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries—75 to be exact. It’s the largest single source of donor funds for basic services in these countries and aims to eliminate extreme poverty. IDA’s most recent replenishment, IDA20, resulted in a historic $93 billion financing package for IDA countries for … Continued