Building Resources Across Community (BRAC)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: BRAC Centre
75 Mohakhali
Dhaka-1212
Country: Bangladesh
Region: Southern and Eastern Asia
Website: http://www.brac.net
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Areas:
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Sustainable Livelihood / Alternative Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance
Short description:
BRAC is one of the largest non-government development organisations in the world. It works in a number of closely related areas such as poverty alleviation, rural health care and non-formal education among many others to bring about socio-economic changes for a large number of our people, mostly women and children, whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and malnutrition. BRAC continually revisits its approaches to ensure its effectiveness as a catalyst for change. It recognises that development strategies, information technology and effective management can play significant roles in modernising Bangladesh and in securing meaningful jobs for the Bangladeshi workforce at home and abroad.
The mission of the BRAC University is to foster the national development process through the creation of a centre of excellence in higher education that is responsive to society's needs, is able to develop creative leaders and actively contributes to learning and creation of knowledge.
The Institute has recently commenced work on the first Bangladesh National Integrity survey (NIS) and is conducting further to Bangladesh signing of UNCAC, a gap-analysis project to identify gap between UNCAC and National laws.
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