BRAC has been ranked as the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO ADVISOR, an independent media organisation.
Committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector, NGO ADVISOR made the announcement on their website on Sunday for this year.
Ranked in the second position in 2015, BRAC moved to the top spot in the 2016 Top 500 NGOs this year.
“This recognition is truly an honour,” Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC, was quoted as saying in a BRAC statement.
“BRAC staff works tirelessly to both innovate and apply proven solutions at scale to empower people worldwide living in poverty. It’s wonderful to see this dedication recognised,” Fazle Hasan added.
Of over 500 development organisations worldwide, NGO ADVISOR placed BRAC first, based on its impact, innovation and sustainability.
BRAC was praised for its holistic approach to fighting poverty, treating it as a system of interrelated barriers that must be addressed concurrently.
The ranking also highlighted the organisation’s history of designing and implementing solutions at scale.
Other notable NGOs in the top 500 include ‘Doctors Without Borders’ in the second position, Oxfam in the fifth, Save the Children in the ninth, and Grameen Bank in the 12th position.
NGO ADVISOR combines academic rigour with journalistic integrity and autonomy, evaluating each organisation based upon its objective merits.
Earlier in 2013, Brac became the best NGO under a survey of The Global Journal. In 2015, Brac got the second position.