download one page tour to 50 years of building partners empowering Asian village women to end poverty, design last mile health service and much more- how brac became the ngo world's largest networking economy DAY I ALMOST CHOKED EATING SUSHI WITH FAZLE ABED; he was telling his story: Bangladesh was less than 1 year old- it was 1972 and wanting to do more that being young Asia's leading oil company ceo, his greatest mistake was spending his life savings on building homes for 100000 refugees. Being an engineer I knew how to do that. But as we were opening the meta-village a young lady came up to me : what education/village enterprises do we need to prevent dozens of girls starving every week and scores of infants dying from dehydration? So she & I learnt we needed to innovate 5 last mile services for any space girls are born- safe homes, education, health, food, finance; in searching we found a billion village mothers wanting to COLLAB. 1
Download 2-page guide ...consider cases of new nations after world war 2- how many cases lived up to the peoples simplest dreams, end poverty, food/health/safety for every family member, education geared to decent jobs and happiness? bangladesh did something different- empowering 90% of women to find partners in building their own communities- .over 50 years a new economic model emerged which a billion asian women applied to end extreme poverty- how?.sustainability generation goal 5 100% livesmatter communitY 1 PLATFORMS 1 PLATFORMS 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6; 4 livelihood edu for all 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 ref Safiqul Islam 3 last mile health services 3.1 3,2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 last mile nutrition 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2,6 banking for all workers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 .
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36 alumni networks for sustainability generation goal 5 100% livesmatter communities 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6; 4 livelihood edu for all 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 ref Safiqul Islam 3 last mile health services 3.1 3,2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 last mile nutrition 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2,6 banking for all workers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 .
...2016 bangladesh e-digital schools nationwide :: bangla video:::: brookings video:: :::brac how did this happen?
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Which 30 educational and economic partnerships most empower a billion women to end extreme poverty, and value their children’s sustainability? Fortunately for those caring about sustainability 2020s, we can map this by around partners and alumni of 50 years of servant leadership by fazle abed 1970-2019 together with legacy specifications mapped through his final decade

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Monday, July 5, 2021

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programs so we can finally eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth. Admittedly, in the words of BRAC’s founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, “asking policymakers to invest in optimism and self-worth may sound like a vague, soft-hearted appeal.”38 It is anything but that, thanks to the emerging science of hope. When combined with the right amount of material support, an injection of hope and self-esteem can break the poverty trap for millions. 38. Fazle Hasan Abed, “Building Human Capital Means Investing in the Science of Hope,” Thomson Reuters Foundation, October 17, 2018  ( )

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  1. oct 2018 Fazle Hasan Abed is the founder and chairperson of BRAC, a Bangladesh-based anti-poverty organization.

    At the World Bank's annual meeting in Indonesia last week, there was much talk of “the human capital project,” reflecting the institution’s efforts, under the leadership of Jim Yong Kim, to move beyond investments in physical capital such as roads, bridges and airports. Building human capital means investing in people -- in their health care and education, and in the work skills that make up a nation’s productive potential. With that in mind, Kim and his team of economists have created a human capital index, akin to the institution’s closely watched “ease of doing business” ranking. The idea is that policymakers will watch their country’s position and try to do better, year by year.

    This is undoubtedly a positive move. The human capital project will bring us closer to the eradication of extreme poverty, which is a realistic goal for the first time in human history. But we have to be clear about what constitutes a true investment in human capital. It is not a mechanical exercise of building more schools and hospitals, or creating job training programs for underemployed youth. Real human capital initiatives must activate people’s sense of self-worth, which remains dormant for much of the world’s population.

    There is science behind this. One recent study measured a psychology-based “personal initiative training” for entrepreneurs in Togo and found that it outperformed internationally accredited business training in terms of increasing firms’ profits. Boosting confidence pays huge dividends. In Uganda, a BRAC program for adolescent girls pairs vocational training with “life skills” on issues like menstruation, peer pressure, sexual health and emotions. Researchers found a 48 percent rise in income generation for girls in villages with these clubs compared to control villages, which is remarkable considering that most standalone job training programs in low-income countries have almost no impact.

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    Around the world, “graduation programs” for the ultra-poor help destitute women on the fringes of society, often living on a meal a day or less, move into sustainable livelihoods. The programs give people assets like cash, goats and cows, supplementing these with one-on-one coaching in entrepreneurship, healthcare, and the myriad social problems these women face. Research shows that the assets and training have only limited effect when given alone. The real transformation comes through the one-on-one support, which gives the women hope that things can change.

    In my native Bangladesh, where I have worked for decades to improve the lives of people in poverty, public health conditions have improved dramatically. In just over 40 years, the under-5 death rate went from 1 in 4 to less than 40 per 1,000. It was not simply because we opened more hospitals. Impoverished people began to feel they had a measure of control over their families’ healthcare, thanks to programs like oral rehydration therapy, which trained mothers to mix their own oral saline and thus drastically reduced childhood deaths from diarrheal dehydration. Through similar human capital investments, we have an opportunity now to make inroads against malnutrition and stunting, which blunts lifelong potential in the earliest days of life.

    Building schools will do little to improve failing national education systems if the quality of learning remains as it is now. Education programs succeed when they create an atmosphere of joyful learning. They fail when they rely on rote memorization, as they often do in developing countries. The educator cannot shape his or her students the way an artist creates a painting or a sculpture. In the words of the great Brazilian pedagogue Paulo Freire, true education “makes it possible for students to become themselves” by nurturing their capacity to think independently, critically and creatively.

    Asking policymakers to invest in optimism and self-worth may sound like a vague, soft-hearted appeal. It is anything but that. For too long, people thought poverty was something ordained by a higher power, as immutable as the sun and the moon. This is a myth. We would do well to start paying attention to the evidence, which says that giving people hope and self-esteem may be the greatest investment in human capital that any country can make.