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

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

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

BRAC International Joins Strategic Advisory Group of the United Nations’ Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund

New York, New York – As key global actors come together to attend the 78th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and discuss the status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), BRAC International – the world’s largest Global South-led NGO – joined the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of the UN’s flagship Joint SDG … 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

Opinion: Ending extreme poverty is within reach. We can’t give up – Devex

This opinion article was originally published on Devex on September 19, 2023. World leaders are gathering at the United Nations this week, at the midway point of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to evaluate stalled progress and talk about how to get us back on track. This means doing more of what has already been proven to … Continued

Asian Development Bank Recognizes the Importance of CSOs and Empirically-Proven Interventions in New Report

By Marlowe Popes, Senior Field Manager, BRAC UPGI Philippines | Courtney Calardo, Head of Communications, BRAC UPGI | Rasha Natour, Head of Policy, BRAC UPGI The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plays a pivotal role in addressing the region’s most pressing issues by supporting evidence-backed, holistic programs that drive inclusive growth and enable communities and households … Continued