Our Journey

In 1972, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed founded BRAC in post-war Bangladesh. The organisation became a household name over the next 45 years, creating opportunities for millions of people living in poverty.

Within the Global South, BRAC has expanded at scale in other developing countries with a distinctive integrated approach, adapted to each country context. Our institutional expertise, through decades of implementing programmes across multiple sectors, is currently being applied in ten countries outside Bangladesh.

Together, we act as a catalyst to help people realise their potential. Our mantra is simple – pilot, perfect and scale up. In the years 2016 and 2017, we were ranked #1 NGO in the world by Geneva-based NGO Advisor for our impact, innovation and sustainability.