BRAC's Microfinance and Social Responsibility Initiatives


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This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

Case Details:

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Case Code : BECG107 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Themes

Microfinance / Social Responsibility
Case Length : 19 Pages
Period : 1980-2009
Pub Date : 2010
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : BRAC
Industry : Microfinance
Countries : Bangladesh

Abstract:

The case details the growth strategies of one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the world, BRAC based at Bangladesh. It was started to rehabilitate refugees in the newly independent Bangladesh and went on to provide microfinance facilities to enable poor engage in income generating activities. It then extended its programs to target poorest of the poor and also the moderately poor. The case also details other programs of BRAC including micro insurance, healthcare and education. After achieving success in Bangladesh, BRAC extended its poverty alleviation programs to other countries in Asia and Africa.

Issues:

Examine the origin and expansion of BRAC.

Understand various microfinance programs run by BRAC.

Critically examine the benefits of healthcare, micro-insurance and education programs of BRAC.

Analyze the backward and forward linkages provided by BRAC and examine their benefits.

Study the performance of BRAC's operations in other countries.

Analyze if BRAC's model is scalable and replicable or not.

Contents:

  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
The Village Organizations 3
Microfinance for Moderately Poor 4
Healthcare Programs 8
Micro-Insurance 9
Non-Formal Education Program 10
Replicating the Model 11
The Benefits 12
Exhibits 14

Keywords:

BRAC, Microfinance Programs, Fazle Hasan Abed, Village Organizations, The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, Bangladesh Rehabilitations Assistance Committee, Dabi, Progoti, Unnoti, Micro Enterprise Lending and Assistance Program, Enterprise Development Program, Vulnerable Group Feeding Program, World Food Program, Income Generation for Vulnerable Groups Development Program, BRAC's Microfinance Canvas, Essential Health Care Program, National Tuberculosis Control Program, Micro Health Insurance, Adolescent Development Program

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