People reached through our programmes across Asia and Africa


Young people empowered to build their lives


People graduating out of extreme poverty


people transforming their lives with small loans



Thank you, Abed Bhai.

He was Sir Fazle Hasan Abed to the world.

To us he was simply “Abed Bhai”.

Thank you, Abed Bhai.

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BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative

Scaling a Proven Solution to End Extreme Poverty

In 2002 BRAC pioneered the Graduation approach – a holistic sequence of interventions that helps people escape the poverty trap for good.

BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative scales Graduation through governments worldwide to help 21 million more people escape extreme poverty by 2026.


With lockdowns continuing to wreak havoc on the extreme poor populations in the Philippines, the Graduation pilot running there has shown great results in building the resilience and security for participants and their families.

When Jenalyn Dizon, a mother of five, joined the Graduation Pilot in 2018, she was not prepared to overcome the severe disruption and devastation that would be brought about by COVID-19.

Yet, two years after the pilot started, when the lockdowns and travel restrictions were enforced to prevent further spread of COVID-19, and the survival of her family and neighbours were put at great risk, Jenalyn was able to withstand the shock.

Brac Coping and Recovery During COVID-19 Crisis


Livelihoods, Coping and Recovery During COVID-19 Crisis

The initial panic of COVID-19 in early 2020 has given way to a broader realization that the pandemic is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future.

Policy and social attitudes too have had to adjust with a shift of perspective from ‘life versus livelihoods’—centred on lockdown—to one of ‘life and livelihoods’—centred on the resumption with economic activities albeit with safety measures.


Worldwide, over 700 million people experience extreme poverty, living on less than $1.90 per day.

Extreme poverty disproportionately affects women, who often lack the resources, skills, and opportunities they need to escape the poverty trap.

Holistic support empowers people to forge a pathway out of extreme poverty.

BRAC’s flagship Ultra-Poor Graduation approach instills hope and provides the knowledge and tools to enable people to chart a pathway out of poverty.

climate change adaptation

Our work protects resources, improves quality of life and builds awareness about the changing environment in rural and urban communities.

We provide people with access to the tools and knowledge to adapt and respond to adverse climatic impacts and adopt sustainable practices to combat pending climatic impacts.

Brac Climate Change Adaptation
Brac Education For All

education for all

Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn. That’s why we serve more than a million children in the most vulnerable communities with quality education.

To spark potential and power children to succeed, our cradle-to-career approach involves early childhood education programs, low-cost and high-quality primary schools, scholarships for secondary and tertiary education, and vocational and skills training.

We work in countries where nearly 50% of the world’s out-of-school children reside. Our holistic educational approach supports governments to achieve national and international commitments in education.


BRAC is the worlds' largest southern based development organization.

Today, we reach 100 million people in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

Brac reaches 100 million people in 11 countries
Brac story Sir Fazle Hasan Abed


In 1972, Bangladesh’s war of independence followed by a massive cyclone left the country devastated.

BRAC’s founder and Bangladeshi native, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was moved by the state of his country, quit his job and used his business acumen to start a relief operation.

Within less than a year, BRAC rebuilt thousands of homes, hundreds of fishing boats, and oversaw the opening of medical centers.