By Manzurul Mannan
Founded in 1972 and now the biggest NGO on the earth, BRAC has been lauded for its efforts geared toward lifting the negative, specially girls, out of poverty. In BRAC, international coverage Language, and ladies in Bangladesh, Manzurul Mannan—while now not denying the numerous optimistic accomplishments of BRAC—places the association lower than a serious microscope. Drawing on his event as a Bangladeshi local and BRAC insider, Mannan presents certain insights into not just BRAC’s exceptional development 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 company whilst carrying out improvement interventions in even the remotest villages, trying to remodel social buildings, women’s prestige, and the neighborhood polity. The ensuing intermingling of exogenous views with neighborhood wisdom results in a level of inconsistency and dissonance inside BRAC’s personal operations, whereas producing competition from neighborhood commoners and elites. Cautionary but hopeful, the publication advocates higher cultural sensitivity so one can mitigate clash among BRAC and the constituencies it serves.
Manzurul Mannan is affiliate Professor of Anthropology on the autonomous college, Bangladesh.
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