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Staff Correspondent
BRAC, a Bangladesh-based NGO, has been ranked the top global NGO in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year. NGO Advisor, an independent media organisation based in Geneva, published the 2019 Top 500 NGOs World rankings.
“I am delighted to learn that BRAC has again been ranked at the top among international NGOs,” said BRAC Founder and Chairman Sir Fazle Hasan Abed.
“This ranking belongs to the entire BRAC family across the world. The strength of this organisation, for 47 years, comes from the people we work for, and the local, national and global government and non-government development partners we work with. We share this achievement with all of our partners in this journey.
We will continue to strive until the result of progress reaches equitably to every single individual,” said Dr. Muhammad Musa,
Execu­tive Director of BRAC Bangladesh.
In its review, NGO Advisor noted that BRAC’s programs and initiatives are implemented across 43 countries, touching the lives of millions of people, including hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. “BRAC works with people living in situations of inequality and disadvantaged communities around the world. We develop proven approaches to address poverty and empower vulnerable people at scale, and bring our programs to where they are most needed,” said Faruque Ah­med, Executive Director of BRAC International.
The assessments for the ranking draw on publicly available information – including financial, human resources, governance, and marketing and communications data – and consider any not-for-profit or public-interest organization that is active at the local, national, or international level.
In this year’s rankings, BRAC is joined by NGOs at the vanguard of the international development sector, with Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders; the Danish Refugee Council; Open Society Foundations; and Mercy Corps in the top five.