A world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential.

Our Mission
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.

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Access to financial services
We commit to increase people with disabilities access to financial services and productsby continuing to expand access to our disability inclusive micro-finance offering in Bangladesh and piloting it in selected BRAC International operating countries. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan  
BRAC’s disability inclusive micro-finance solutionis available in 2,188 branch offices in Bangladesh. Between now and 2020, BRAC will replicate this successful inclusive micro-finance solution in selected BRAC International operating countries.   

Skills development for decent work
BRAC commits to continuing to expand young people with disabilities access to vocational training and the job market in Bangladesh. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
Between 2012 to 2017, a total of 2,453 persons with disabilities received skills training, and employment in the informal sector and 314 persons with disabilities have been provided with assistive devices.Over the next five years, BRAC will focus on scaling up this effort through partnerships with the private sector, disability focused organisations and the Government.              

Inclusive social protection systems
BRAC will pilot an intervention under its Targeting the Ultra Poor programme to ensure people with disabilities among the ultra-poor have access to social protection.  

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
BRAC has signed a MoU with Humanity and Inclusion to adapt its ultra poverty graduation approach for people with disability. Over the next three years, BRAC and Humanity and Inclusion will develop pilot projects to test this approach and develop tools ffor other social protection and graduation implementers to adopt and sale-up the approach. 

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

Commit to use the Washington Group questions
We commit tostrengthen monitoring and measurement of disability inclusion. This will include piloting of the Washington Group set of Questions on Disability as part of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
BRAC will initiate a pilot project to integrate the Washington Group of Questions within its skills development programme. Based on the results of this pilot it will develop a plan for wider adoption.  

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

BRAC is one of the largest civil society organisations in the world with staff across 11 countries in Asia and Africa. We commit to nurturing a disability inclusive workplace for our staff by developing a disability inclusive HR policy, providing appropriate support to staff with a disability, raising awareness and building capacity. BRAC will continue policy advocacy through evidence based research and engage with relevant disabled persons' organizations andgovernment authorities.BRAC’s will focus on strengthening capacity in disability inclusion at organisational and programmatic level. 

Theme: Other
Year: 2018