October 11, 2022
Video: Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty
Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times called him “one of the unsung heroes of modern times.”
The story of BRAC begins with the legacy of our founder. Fazle Hasan Abed was a mild-mannered accountant who may be the most influential man most people have never heard of. With almost no experience in relief aid, Abed founded BRAC in 1972, aiming to help a few thousand war refugees. A half century later, BRAC is, by many accounts, the most effective anti-poverty program ever.
His recently-launched biography, Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty, authored by Scott MacMillan, tells the story of a man who lived a life driven by the conviction that hope will ultimately triumph over fate. This was a man whose legacy changed the trajectory of more than a hundred million people.