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Brac ranked top NGO in world

Brac has been ranked as the top non-governmental organisation in The Global Journal's list of 100 best NGOs in the world this year.

The Switzerland-based magazine considered approximately 450 NGOs that were evaluated on three criteria -- impact, innovation and sustainability, according to a press release yesterday.

Brac, the only NGO from Asia to have made it to top 10, rose from its previous rank of fourth place last year.

In its special edition, the journal said, "A member of the era-defining 1970s wave of Bangladeshi micro-credit and microfinance pioneers alongside the Grameen Bank and ASA, Brac has since gone on to outpace its old counterparts and assume an unparalleled position in the crowded field of international development."

"While size is not often an indication of quality, BRAC represents a welcome outlier and a continuing force for good at the global level," it added.

Brac, the word's largest development organisation, was founded by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in 1972, and currently operates in 11 countries across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

In an instant reaction, Abed said, "I hope this will encourage Brac to continue its work with innovation and efficiency towards creating more opportunities for the poor."

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It is a wecome news we can feel very proud about. In all the criteria of judgment Brac has been the most competent, and innovative! Brac has expanded and doing a lot of social service. Congratulations!

: Syed Imtiaz Ali

Congratulations to Sir Abed and all in BRAC.

: Fouzia


  • Ataur
    Friday, January 25, 2013 08:09 AM GMT+06:00 (159 weeks ago)

    Sir Fazle Hasan is a special man! He has been showing light from beginning of Bangladesh. So, we salute him.

  • Khondkar Abdus Saleque
    Friday, January 25, 2013 10:27 AM GMT+06:00 (159 weeks ago)

    Well done. Congratulation. BRAC is a major NGO in Afghanistan. But BRAC officials are poorly paid compared to the risks and commitment they demonstrate here. Like to draw the attention of BRAC policymakers. We have seen them work in challenging situation here. Please make their salary and benefits competitive and commensurate to their tasks.

  • Shahadat
    Friday, January 25, 2013 03:21 PM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    Definitely, it's a big achievement for us among lot of negative issues of our beloved country. Thanks to Sir Abed and BRAC team for this outstanding achievement, effort and dedication to bring pride for the nation. Hope we will get lot more accomplishment news in coming days...

  • Welayet Ahmed
    Friday, January 25, 2013 11:31 PM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    Makes me happy and proud. Kudos to BRAC and Sir Abed. This achievement will unfailingly encourage them to excel themselves in future. Hope and pray that some political crony will not try to drive some nail on its side, like in the case of Grameen Bank.

  • faizul islam
    Saturday, January 26, 2013 02:10 AM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    Great job Sir Abed. I hope he receives Nobel Peace Prize in course of time.

  • Bhaben
    Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:26 AM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    Best wishes from my heart. Go Ahead I am with you.

    Thanks specialy sir Abed & all others.

    :Bhaben Kumer.

    Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:38 AM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    congratulations....BRAC and its officials.

  • kazol
    Saturday, January 26, 2013 01:56 PM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    im really feeling proud of it.......

  • Mohammad Hasan
    Saturday, January 26, 2013 03:20 PM GMT+06:00 (158 weeks ago)

    Really it's a matter of pride for all of us. Congratulations to Sir Abed





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