Charity information


BRAC is a Southern-led international development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering people to realise their potential and bring about lasting change in their own lives.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    BRAC's vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential.

    Our mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice.

    Our interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programmes that enable men and women to realise their potential.

    BRAC values:

    Innovation- BRAC has been an innovator in the creation of opportunities for the poor to lift themselves out of poverty. We value creativity in programme design and strive to display global leadership in groundbreaking development initiatives.

    Integrity- We value transparency and accountability in all our professional work, with clear policies and procedures, while displaying the utmost level of honesty in our financial dealings. We hold these to be the most essential elements of our work ethic.

    Inclusiveness- We are committed to engaging, supporting and recognising the value of all members of society, regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, physical or mental ability, socioeconomic status and geography.

    Effectiveness- We value efficiency and excellence in all our work, constantly challenging ourselves to perform better, to meet and exceed programme targets, and to improve and deepen the impact of our interventions.

  • Aims

    BRAC aims to:

    • To provide general charitable purposes for the benefit of communities in Asia and Africa.
    • To provide relief from financial hardship and social and economic disadvantage.
    • To advance education for communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
    • To provide opportunities for the people to participate fully in the life of their community in ways which address and alleviate social and economic disadvantage.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1115482

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 1

    Phone number: 02034343072

    Address: 19 Wootton Street SE1 8TG

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