Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff10,000+
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersBangladesh
  • Founded1972
BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. We were founded in Bangladesh in 1972, and over the course of our evolution, established ourselves as a pioneer in recognising and tackling the many different realities of poverty. Our Priorities Focus on Women - Over 98% of our membership is female, and more than 95% of our volunteer cadre - health volunteers, paralegal trainers, agriculture, livestock and poultry extension workers and school teachers - are women.   Organising the Poor - Creating organisations of the poor are at the heart of our work. Our Village Organisations (VOs) of 30-40 women act as platforms for these women to come together, access services such as microfinance, exchange information and raise awareness on issues.   Unleashing Human Potential - BRAC acts as catalyst presenting a multitude of opportunities - both economic and social - that allows poor families to transform their own lives and futures.   Comprehensive Approach - We have therefore developed support services in the areas of human rights, legal aid, education, health services, social and economic empowerment, access to finance and enterprise development, agriculture, environmental sustainability and disaster preparedness. As well as running our own BRAC country programmes, we also provide direct technical assistance and operational support to development organisations in a number of countries. We work with governments, NGOs, commercial banks, microfinance institutions, and donors.  Our technical assistance programmes mainly focus on programmes for the ultra poor, small-scale entrepreneurs, and microfinance borrowers.     Where We Work The majority of BRAC’s work is in Bangladesh. Our low cost, innovative solutions to the daily problems facing poor families have been scaled up to reach every village in Bangladesh.  Since 2002, we have been using our experience to energise and accelerate poverty alleviation efforts in other Asian and African countries. We deliver microfinance, health, education, agriculture and livestock services based on our integrated approach in Bangladesh. We also provide support to other development organisations in Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Peru, and Northern Sudan. Asia  - Bangladesh  - Afghanistan  - Pakistan  - Sri Lanka Africa  - Liberia  - Sierra Leone  - Southern Sudan  - Tanzania  - Uganda Quick Facts about BRAC:   $5 billion in micro-loans to over six million borrowers Created 8.5 million self-employment opportunities  88,000 community health promoters, have provided basic health services to more than 92 million  Graduated 3.8 million students from its primary schools and 2.3 million from its pre-primary schools, with nearly 1.8 million children currently enrolled in its 66,000 schools 127,000 staff and teachers

Where is Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)


6Current jobs
218Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Urban Development Programme Trainer
  • Urban Development Programme Field Coordinator
  • Senior Programme Manager

Staff at Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • development aid
  • rural


  • non-governmental organization
  • united states agency for international development
  • australian agency for international development
  • danish international development agency
  • international development research center


  • bangladesh
  • afghanistan
  • egypt
  • timor-leste
  • indonesia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

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Company Offices
  • Bangladesh (headquarters)
  • Dhaka
  • 75 Mohakhali
  • Pakistan
  • Islamabad
  • House # 397, Street # 13, Sector # F-10/2
  • Haiti
  • Port-au-Prince
  • Rakibul Bari Khan, Country Manager, 13, rue Dr. Martin Tabarre-52
  • United States
  • New York
  • 11 East 44th St., Suite 1600
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • Waterbridge House (2nd floor), 32-36 Loman Street


Primary sectors

Research & Development
Reproductive Health
Monitoring / Evaluation
Events / Training
Performance Measurement
Public Administration
Farming / Crops
Economic Policy
Data Management
Personnel / Human Resources

Contract Awards

National Food Security Nutritional Surveillance Project2 July 2011

EuropeAid Co-operation Office - EuropeAID
2 Jul 2011

Crop Intensification for Achieving Food Self-Sufficiency in the Coastal Regions of Bangladesh2 July 2011

EuropeAid Co-operation Office - EuropeAID
2 Jul 2011

Building Partnership for Better Health2 July 2011

EuropeAid Co-operation Office - EuropeAID
2 Jul 2011

BRAC- Challenging the Frontiers fo Poverty Reducation (CFPR)30 June 2011

Australian Agency for International Development - AusAID
30 Jun 2011

BRAC component30 June 2011

Australian Agency for International Development - AusAID
30 Jun 2011