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clients of our Microfinance programme are women
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people received healthcare services through the Health programme
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Data Reporting Period:
January 2018 to June 2021


how we do it.

We aim high and think big. BRAC’s proven, practical solutions spark enterprise and lasting change. We equip people with the tools, opportunity, and skills to lift themselves out of poverty and reach their potential. Here’s how we do it.

Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood

We train and develop the capacity of small-scale farmers to grow more food, earn more, build secure businesses and link farmer groups to markets and agri-finance products with a special focus on women and youth. Our efforts include implementing climate-smart technologies to mitigate climate risks and economic uncertainties by addressing the root causes and barriers in the communities we serve.

Early Childhood Development

Our flagship model for early childhood education, Play Labs are quality, low-cost, safe spaces, providing a conducive playful learning environment. They are designed and constructed to be environmentally sustainable. We also ensure that our play-based learning curriculum is culturally relevant and the activities help children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively, while also giving children who have experienced trauma a space to heal.


Our education programme takes a community-based, participatory approach to learning, and is being replicated in post-conflict and fragile settings across Asia and Africa. Schools are supported by a cradle-to-career network spanning early childhood to tertiary education, including access to libraries, adolescent clubs, and adult learning. We prioritise joyful learning, and engage participatory, alternative and innovative approaches for socio-emotional learning, play and character development.


Our model of community-based healthcare has brought lifesaving services and information directly to people living in poverty, across Asia and Africa. We focus on a systems strengthening approach, supporting governments to reduce neonatal and child mortality and morbidity, improve knowledge about reproductive health and access to family planning services, promote nutrition, combat infectious diseases like tuberculosis and malaria, and prevent non-communicable diseases.

Humanitarian Programme

BRAC is built on the principle of standing with people in times of crisis, and remains committed to supporting communities affected by conflict, disease, and disaster. In the face of natural or human-made disasters, or disease outbreaks, BRAC rapidly meets basic needs, inspires resilience, and fosters self-sufficiency for women, men and children affected by crises. Our comprehensive responses help families rebuild, recover, and prevail.


As one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, we offer inclusive, accessible, and convenient loan and savings products, tailored to the needs of the community. We particularly focus on women living in poverty in rural and hard-to-reach areas, to create self employment opportunities, build financial resilience, and harness women’s entrepreneurial spirit by empowering them economically.

Ultra-Poor Graduation

We equip people living in extreme poverty—those living on less than $1.90 a day—with the tools, skills, and support to escape the poverty trap. Through our pioneering, proven Ultra-Poor Graduation approach, participants unlock their potential and lift themselves out of poverty.

Youth Empowerment

We create opportunities that support positive outcomes for young people to achieve social and economic empowerment through exercising their agency. Our youth empowerment models blend education, skills training, experiential learning, psychosocial support, leadership and entrepreneurship, to build autonomy and self-confidence so that young people have the means to shape their own future.



Founded in 2006, BRAC USA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that works to amplify BRAC’s work through communications and advocacy, fundraising, and program design and implementation support

United Kingdom

BRAC UK is an independent charity that works to strengthen BRAC’s impact through building brand awareness and fundraising within the United Kingdom and Europe.


BRAC's office in the Netherlands oversees fundraising and brand building across Europe.

Sierra Leone

BRAC began work in Sierra Leone in 2008 with its principal activities being the provision of health services, education, agriculture, livestock, and youth empowerment programmes. We are presently operating in the country’s Western area and some parts of the Northern province.


BRAC Liberia was established in 2008 and is currently operating social development programmes in Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood, Education, Ultra-Poor Graduation, Youth Empowerment, Health, and Microfinance. We work in 11 out of 15 counties of Liberia to support the underprivileged.


BRAC's Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) operates through partnerships and technical assistance. UPGI also worked in an additional 12 programs, six of them unique (Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Pakistan, Nepal, Liberia). BRAC also had previous Direct Operations in 3 countries: Haiti, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.

South Sudan

Founded in 2006, with a modest relaunch after the war, BRAC South Sudan is one of the fastest growing BRAC International entities, operating in six of the country’s ten states. Our current projects are: Community Based Education, Communities Rise, Third-Party Monitoring of the South Sudan Safety Net, and Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance.


BRAC Uganda started its operations in 2006 to contribute to poverty reduction and support women and youth. Our current programmes are: Education, Health, Disability Inclusive Graduation, Early Childhood Development, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Youth Empowerment, Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood, and Microfinance to help marginalised people.


Having launched microfinance operations in June 2019, BRAC Rwanda Microfinance Company PLC seeks to provide financial services responsibly to people at the bottom of the pyramid. It is the first BRAC International microfinance entity to launch as a deposit-taking institution and fully digitised operations from the outset.


BRAC started working in Tanzania in 2006 to support poverty-stricken people with access to financial services. We now have programmes in Education, Early Childhood Development, Health, Youth Empowerment, and Microfinance to help meet the needs of marginalised people in the country.


BRAC started its first international operation by venturing into Afghanistan in 2002. BRAC Afghanistan currently operates in 14 out of 34 provinces with programmes in Education, Health, Capacity Development, and Citizens’ Charter.


BRAC Myanmar started operating in 8 regions in 2013, and currently has the following active projects: Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood, Disaster Reduction and Resilience Building, and Financial Inclusion.


BRAC started operating in the Philippines in 2012, primarily in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao region, while providing alternative education services and technical assistance and advocacy to support governments and partners.

We envision a world where everyone has the chance to realise their potential.

Data-driven innovation

BRAC continuously innovates, tests, and strengthens its solutions to maximise its effectiveness.

Community engagement

BRAC develops solutions in partnership with communities, building trust and prioritising local needs.

A holistic approach

Poverty is complex and multifaceted, and it demands holistic solutions. BRAC’s programmes are designed to address poverty’s many dimensions.

Sustainable solutions

BRAC takes a business approach to ending poverty, using social enterprise models to recover costs and accelerate impact at scale.


All people need is the opportunity to realise their potential.

Our story began in a small village in Bangladesh in 1972. 50 years later, BRAC is the largest NGO in the world with roots and origins in the global south. What began as relief work, deepened and broadened into long-term investment in human potential.

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Our work is only possible with the support of people like you.

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