By Manzurul Mannan
Founded in 1972 and now the biggest NGO on the planet, BRAC has been lauded for its efforts aimed toward lifting the terrible, in particular girls, out of poverty. In BRAC, worldwide coverage Language, and girls in Bangladesh, Manzurul Mannan—while now not denying the numerous confident accomplishments of BRAC—places the association lower than a severe microscope. Drawing on his adventure as a Bangladeshi local and BRAC insider, Mannan presents specific insights into not just BRAC’s exceptional progress and its function in diffusing western and improvement ideologies but additionally, extra importantly, how goal populations were affected culturally and socially. He explains how BRAC has hired western principles, theories, and philosophies of organization whilst carrying out improvement interventions in even the remotest villages, looking to rework social buildings, women’s prestige, and the neighborhood polity. The ensuing intermingling of exogenous views with neighborhood wisdom ends up in a level of inconsistency and dissonance inside BRAC’s personal operations, whereas producing competition from neighborhood commoners and elites. Cautionary but hopeful, the ebook advocates larger cultural sensitivity with a purpose to mitigate clash among BRAC and the constituencies it serves.
Manzurul Mannan is affiliate Professor of Anthropology on the self sustaining collage, Bangladesh.
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