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BRAC: Top NGO of the World

Current context: BRAC has retained its position as the top NGO of the world for the 5th consecutive year in 2020.
BRAC: Top NGO of the World
  • The Geneva-based organization NGO Adviser, publishes the rankings every year based on publicly available data for the top 500 global NGOs.
  • The Bangladesh-based international development organization BRAC, was founded by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in 1972.
  • BRAC was formed immediately after Bangladesh came into existence as an independent nation in 1971 to help the returning war refugees with small-scale relief and rehabilitation project.
  • BRAC has been working in areas like poverty alleviation through extending loans to the poor, gender equality, healthcare, nutrition, environment and employment etc.
  • It was formerly known as the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee, then as the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, and later as Building Resources Across Communities.
  • Chairman of BRAC Global Board: Ameerah Haq
  • Founder: Fazle Hasan Abed
  • Headquarter: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Question: 

Q.1 Which NGO has got the first position as the top NGO of the world for the 5th consecutive year?
a. Goonj
b. BRAC
c. Orbis International
d. Worldreader
BRAC: Top NGO of the World BRAC: Top NGO of the World Reviewed by Neha Verma on March 07, 2020 Rating: 5

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