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Freedom from Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against Poverty
This title traces BRAC's evolution from a small relief operation indistinguishable from hundreds of others, into what is undoubtedly the largest and most variegated social experiment in the developing world.
Paperback, 285 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Kumarian Press
(first published 2009)
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I always wanted to know the reason behind paradox of Bangladesh. Despite political turmoil how a nation can see promising growth. NGOs' like BRAC, CARE have played a great role in the development of Bangladesh. Nutrition , child healthcare, tuberculosis or diarrhea are just a fragment of sectors improved radically by BRAC. I really liked the way contexts are broken down. It started with "Why" a development model was chosen , what obstacles were faced & how they managed it. How a long term vi ...more
I am really interested in getting further into this book - whenever that happens! I have recently been hearing more and more coverage of aid organizations/people in need and the topic has become especially intriguing as a result. I received this book as a gift of sorts. It traces the history of BRAC which is an aid organization in the global fight against poverty. Here's part of the description, which makes what would normally sound like a chore to read something that I'm excited to read (I'll l ...more
This book is a fascinating tale of an NGO's development. It is fairly well written, though the first three chapters are confusing and hard to follow; they would have been better condensed and written in the style the other chapters were. I would also have changed the chapter titles. Many of them were cute and creative, but told me nothing about the chapter topic. I am definitely interested to see how BRAC continues to develop as an organization and hope that other NGO's can use the principles BR ...more
It is amazing what an organization that really wants to help people can do. BRAC, the NGO discussed in this book, is a Bangladeshi group founded on research, innovation, and evaluation to help the poor. Its success is undeniable. Definitely learned a lot from this book about NGO administration and working with the poor.
a good run down of the philosophy and work of BRAC, although the accuracy of the historical beginnings is considerably flawed. for anyone interested in BRAC and how it works and what it has done over 30 years, a good book. Well written and informative.