BRAC develops and scales innovative solutions to the world's biggest social problems.
Nearly 700 million people live in extreme poverty. We know that poverty and inequality are human-made, so they can be unmade by people themselves when they have opportunities and support to unlock their potential. At BRAC, we provide hardworking people living in poverty with the proven tools and support they need to create the best lives for themselves. We serve 100 million people in more than 16 countries in Asia and Africa, with a particular focus on women and girls. We disburse microloans to over 7 million people. We upskill youth, provide health care, educate children, and train farmers. We have helped over two million families lift themselves out of ultra-poverty. Our work moves the needle because it is effective, becomes self-sustaining, and builds opportunities that last.
Ending extreme poverty
Scalable solutions driving change
Our programs are tailored to target the most marginalized and vulnerable, including those who experience extreme poverty, conflict, and disaster.
Through services that empower individuals and spark hope, people gain the skills and self-confidence to reach their potential.
Alongside external research partners, teams at our Independent Research and Evaluation Cell and BRAC University monitor our programs and provide insights to strengthen and adapt our work.
Through our global team of nearly 100,000 staff and partnership with governments and others, BRAC delivers impact at scale, reaching 100 million people around the globe.
BRAC celebrates 50 years: A case for social development founded and led by the Global South
Discover the success of BRAC and the nation of Bangladesh in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and learn why global leaders are calling for more support for development initiatives led by the Global South in the movement to eradicate poverty.
BRAC is ranked the #1 NGO in the world by NGO Advisor.
Four out of four stars
Five-star impact rating
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