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Building Resources Across Communities

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    18th Mar, 2020

Context

  • Bangladesh-based international development organization BRAC has retained its position as the top NGO of the world for the 5th consecutive year.
  • The rankings for 2020 were announced by the Geneva-based organization NGO Adviser which publishes the rankings every year based on publicly available data for the top 500 global NGOs.
  • In drawing the rankings the Public Adviser focuses on the impact, innovation, governance and sustainability of the NGO.
  • About BRAC:
    • BRAC was founded by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in 1972 immediately after Bangladesh came into existence as an independent nation in 1971 to help the returning war refugees with small-scale relief and rehabilitation project.
    • BRAC also runs a university, a bank, insurance company, a seed company among other things. 
    • BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, in terms of number of employees as of September 2016.
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