BRAC ranked number one NGO in the world

NGO News Report :: BRAC was ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO ADVISOR, an independent media organisation this year. Committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector, NGO ADVISOR made the announcement on their website today. Ranked in the second position in 2015, BRAC returned to the top spot in the 2016 Top 500 NGOs this year. “This recognition is truly an honour,” said Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC. “BRAC staff works tirelessly to both innovate and apply proven solutions at scale to empower people worldwide living in poverty.

It is wonderful to see this dedication recognised.” Of more than 500 development organisations worldwide, NGO ADVISOR placed BRAC first, based on its impact, innovation and sustainability. BRAC was praised for its holistic approach to fighting poverty, treating it as a system of interrelated barriers that must be addressed concurrently. The ranking also highlighted the organisation’s history of designing and implementing solutions at scale.

Other notable NGOs in the top 500 include Doctors Without Borders in the second position, Oxfam in fifth, Save the Children in the ninth, and Grameen Bank in the 12th position. NGO ADVISOR combines academic rigour with journalistic integrity and autonomy, evaluating each organisation based upon its objective merits. Co-founded by Jean-Christophe Nothias, a journalist formerly with The Global Journal, the rankings methodology was first developed in 2009. Over the years, Nothias enlisted experts at The University of Geneva and partners from the non-profit sector to improve the evaluation metrics.

Today, NGO ADVISOR presents its findings to an international audience of donors, volunteers, journalists, researchers, diplomats and non-profit leaders to showcase best practices and mirror the evolving values of the global community.

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  • August 16, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    As a result of heavy rainfall of July and August 2016 about 13 districts of coastal areas of south-west areas of Bangladesh were flooded. For the insufficient water irrigation system, mismanagement of the local embankment and insufficient maintenance, filling the river by the silt and overall for water management of Farakka and Durgapur Barage of India condition of the flood was worsen and long water-logging was created at ten upazilas of Satkhira, Jessore and Khula, and the damaged communities are suffering acutely. On the basis of the survey of some international non-government organizations and the information gotten the following upazilas are kept in the affected list: Main problems of the flood affected people are food and security of life and livelihood. And about 945,000 people (according to the survey of Eco) were affected acutely for flood. And cannot supplying food and as their crop fields were flooded seasonal production was hampered. At least two-thirds of the affected families cannot get food three times, and at least 83% families among them were failed entirely in collecting food. The affected families cannot collect food for the pregnant women and the children. On the other hand the foods that are coming from neighboring other districts those are beyond the purchasing capacity of them for price hike. As a result, in this moment it is necessary to supply foods in those families.

    Next to the necessity of the foods the water and sewerage system of the affected areas are broken. Because, the latrines of the flooded areas were flooded, consequently, sewerage system is very necessary. Though some latrines were provided in the cooperation of the local NGOs those are very insufficient compare to the demand, consequently, there is enough risk for using latrine of the women and the adolescents girls. While, as 7,433 tube-wells were damaged even now no tube-well was provided from any other sources, now they have to go far way to bring water. As a result there is high risk of water-laden diseases. The treatment of the affected areas is also insufficient, in accordance with the information gotten so far five people died by diarrhea disease. So, the children of these areas are suffering from various skin disease. Besides this, for living in open and unhygienic environment the risk of Dengue and Malaria infection is very risky. For preventing from the water-laden disease some NGOs extended their hand for providing water purifying tablet, in the work of setting up latrines, swallow tub-wells making height of the platform of the deep tub-wells.


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