BRAC is the largest NGO in Bangladesh & of the world July 3, 2008Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE, NGO.
BRAC is the largest NGO in Bangladesh and likely of the world. It started its journey in 1972 after the independence of Bangladesh to participate in the rehabilitation of rural Bangladesh. The pioneer of the project is Fazle Hussain Abed, who was working as senior executive in Shell in London during the liberation and decided to come back to Bangladesh after the war.
Started as a small scale NGO with a twin vision of alleviation from poverty and empowerment of women, it has now 100,000 staff spread over throughout the country and beyond the border.
It programs of achieving the ultimate goal spread from microfinance to education to health.
With the involvement of BRAC in different national and international programs, BRAC is occasionally drawn into controversies.
To know BRAC more in details, please visit their website and have a look of their Annual report.
BRAC is a glaring example of commitment to social development without being a part of politics or state power.
An ordinary citizen