To James Wilson who died of Lack of Oral Rehydration Calcutta 1860 on Queen Victoria's first attempt at Commonwealth, and his brainchild 175 years youngDRAFT ALL ERRORS firstname.lastname@example.org
Over a generation BRAC demonstrated where and when bottom up aid sustains order of magnitude more economic development of poorest women and girls than top down aid. Overall this is seen in how women developed the nation that was born in 1971 as both the very poorest and 8th largest in the world. The village economy compounded organic intergenerational growth never previously seen anywhere
When you live with poorest. there is no cost identifying them nor tracking exponential impacts of everything that's put on them.
BRAC reinvented charity –wherever it was possible to scale a social solution franchise round the poorest with positive cash flow it did so. Wherever it sought an opportunity it timed the most critical and most economical first. Oral rehydration saving quarter of all infants lives. Rice crop science as essential to end oriental famine as it pioneered with China.
Over the years BRAC designed many hundred microfranchises and fitted these together so as to take over leadership purpose of whole market’s value chain integrated around the poorest. BRAC published every trial and error since trust in development marketing actively needs more iterative concept development and open sourcing of knowhow than any other kind of marketing.
Where eg children positive cashflow model wasn’t possible it innovated direct cash transfer.
It has been said that Steve Jobs was a genius as he converged 7 markets; that’s far more important in interfacing the 7 integral markets of development clarified on brac’s 80th birthday celebration of Sir Fazle
Disaster relief- resilience, communal courage
Health and safety
Nutrition – food security
Water waste and energy
THE WHOLLY BOTTOM-UP & MOST COLLABORATIVE NGO BECAME THE BEST FOR THE WORLDWIDE
BRAC.net and BASH.COM are now world favorite partners especially wherever leapfrog opportunity arise- ie poverty trap caused by not having access to a grid infrastructure resolved by leading new infrastructure eg microsolar for those off electricity grids, mobile for those never accessed to landline telecoms, the world's largest cashless banking bkash.com designed round universal access to text mobile..
Every employee of BRAC sees themselves as educator and servant leader. In this way, BRAC grassroots networking transforms whole education systems around learning for a living ; it redesigns lifelong learning seizing action learning apprenticeships at any age relevant. Today, wherever an education system exists that is not wholly designed around youth livelihoods as the right stuff -what Jack Ma calls LQ : the quotient of Love - search out how to learn from BRAC. It will cost you nothing to check out where the joy of learning begins.
None of the 17 sustainability goals can be most effectively and most efficiently addressed without making sure relevant BRAC knowhow is linked in. Otherwise accidentally by not being connected to bottom, development will spiral new underclasses and will fails to resolve whatever deepest cultural conflicts had been structured in to intergenerational poverty or which today's acceleartaion of unprecedented innovation will cause next.