What’s the best way to help extremely poor people? After 20 years, the evidence is in. – Vox

By Sigal Samuel, Senior Reporter | Vox Future Perfect This article originally appeared in Vox on June 24, 2022. Read it here. If you want to fight poverty, you probably intuitively feel that the worst-off people are the ones who should be prioritized. As difficult as it is to live on a few bucks a … Continued

These experiments could lift millions out of dire poverty – Nature

By Jeff Tollefson This article originally appeared in Nature on June 22, 2022. Read it here. In 2012, the government of Niger began giving some of its poorest citizens free money. Over the next few years, around 100,000 participating households received 24 monthly payments of roughly US$16 — which more than doubled their typical spending … Continued

How BRAC Is Enabling Communities to Create Pathways out of Poverty – Virgin Unite

By Clare Kelly | Senior Content Lead, Virgin Unite This article originally appeared on Virgin Unite on April 21, 2022. Read here. Founded in the 1970s with a focus on Bangladesh, BRAC is now the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world – operating on a global scale to build a world free from exploitation, … Continued

What ‘Cash Plus’ Programs Teach Us About Fighting Extreme Poverty – SSIR

By Dr. Imran Matin | Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development This article originally appeared in Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) on January 5, 2022. Read it here. The development community has been heavily researching and discussing cash transfers over the past decade, publishing hundreds of studies and scores of articles on their … Continued

BRAC International Welcomes Shameran Abed As Its New Executive Director

As Executive Director, Shameran will oversee and guide BI’s strategies, programs and organizational development for scaled impact and sustainable growth, contributing to BRAC’s Global Strategy to reach 250 million disadvantaged women (and their dependents), youth, and people living in poverty by 2030. He will also continue to lead BI’s microfinance operations and oversee the Ultra-Poor … Continued

Evolving the Graduation Approach in Bangladesh: A Story of Iteration and Adaptation

By Rozina Haque | Programme Head, BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme The launch of the World Bank’s State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021 provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the integral role learning and adaptation has played in BRAC’s programming, particularly on the success of the Ultra-Poor Graduation program (UPG) in Bangladesh (detailed in a … Continued

BRAC UPGI Receives Catalytic Investment as 2020 Audacious Project to Lift 4.6 Million Households from Extreme Poverty by 2026

By Courtney Calardo, Head of Communications | BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative Download Full Press Release New York, NY June 18, 2020 — Today, BRAC, a Global South-led NGO that combats inequality and poverty around the world, was announced as one of this year’s Audacious Project grantees. BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) will receive more a … Continued