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

How the Graduation approach is adapting to a changing climate – socialprotection.org

By Palash Kanti Das | Director, Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme, BRAC; Upoma Mahbub | Senior Manager of Advocacy, Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme, BRAC, Courtney Calardo | Head of Communications, Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, BRAC International, Max Gollin | Manager of Policy and Partnerships, Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, BRAC International The article was originally published on socialprotection.org on November 28, … 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

Achieving the SDGs Requires Bold, Integrated, Community-led Solutions

Caption for image (above): Shameran Abed, Executive Director of BRAC International, joins others at UNFPA’s side event “Building an Equitable Future through Women-Centric Innovations: Equity by Design in Action”. PC BRAC. After a week of discussing the status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the lack of progress at the United Nations General Assembly … Continued

Opinion: The World Bank’s Evolution is a Chance to Accelerate the End of Extreme Poverty – OECD Development Matters

By Shameran Abed, Executive Director, BRAC International and Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund This opinion article was originally published on the OECD Development Matters blog on September 27, 2023.  The World Bank is evolving, but can it widen its mandate without losing focus on ending extreme poverty? Cascading crises that include COVID-19, the Ukraine war, … Continued

UPGI September 2023 Update

Dear friends, We are writing to share a brief update on our shared aspirations. BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative is in its third year of a large and flexible Audacious grant, with the aim of catalyzing governments to scale an evidence-based approach to reducing extreme poverty. Our goal of reaching 4.6 million households remains our driving … Continued

G20 Elevates Voices of the Global South as They Focus on World’s Most Pressing Economic Challenges

Leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies recently came together for the 2023 G20 summit in New Delhi, India to discuss some of the world’s most pressing economic issues and produce a final document that highlights leaders’ commitments to challenges ranging from inclusive growth to gender equality.  To better represent the needs of those most … Continued