BRAC is an international development organization and global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. Referred to by Nicholas Kristof as “the best aid group you’ve never heard of,” BRAC envisions a world free of all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential.
To achieve this vision, BRAC creates opportunities for people in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice by running programs in financial inclusion, education, healthcare, legal rights, girls’ empowerment, agriculture, and more; socially responsible businesses; a bank; a university; and one of the world’s largest mobile money platforms, bKash.
Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, BRAC is the only international development organization of its scale born in the global south. Today, BRAC is active in 11 countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines. It touches the lives of more than 110 million people around the world each year.
In 2018, BRAC was ranked the number one non-governmental organization (NGO) in the world for the third year running by NGO Advisor, an independent media organization based in Geneva. BRAC’s annual global expenditure exceeds $1 billion, and in Bangladesh, more than 75% of its budget is funded by its own socially responsible businesses. However, many of its most crucial social programs still depend on the support of donors like you.
Based in New York, BRAC USA is the US affiliate of BRAC, formed in 2006 to advance and support BRAC’s global mission to create opportunities for people to realize their potential. BRAC USA provides comprehensive support to BRAC around the world by raising awareness about its work and mobilizing resources to underpin its programs.
Key Program Areas
Agriculture and Livelihoods
Ultra Poor Graduation
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
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