NoVo-BRAC Partnership: Empowering Girls in Developing Countries

BRAC and NoVo Foundation form a partnership to empower girls in developing countries and issue philanthropic challenge to others to fight poverty by scaling up successful programs that educate and empower adolescent girls.

NoVo-BRAC Partnership: Empowering Girls in Developing Countries

BRAC USA and NoVo Foundation have announced a $5 million, five-year partnership to support the education and empowerment of adolescent girls through BRAC programs in multiple countries, starting in South Sudan and Afghanistan. Targeting girls in hard-to-reach communities, the partnership will scale up several of BRAC’s existing education and empowerment programs, including primary schooling for younger girls and safe spaces for adolescents, from 2013 to 2018.

The NoVo-BRAC partnership will build on and add to a rich body of research that demonstrates which youth interventions work – and which do not – in specific contexts. Over the partnership’s five years, research and evaluation will be led by BRAC’s independent East Africa Research and Evaluation Unit, based in Kampala, Uganda, and operated in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.


  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

    Implementing NGO
    Bangladesh | Staff size: 10,000+

    BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives.The Organization was founded in Bangladesh in 1972,...

  • NoVo Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. We support the development of capacities in...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2018
  • ValueUSD 5 Million