Increasing state control over Grameen Bank will not serve Bangladesh’s best interests
One fine day in September I had a wonderful opportunity to listen to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in Washington, DC. He spoke most eloquently about the ways BRAC sought to change the fate of the poor in Bangladesh.
Tree bark is my paper. I sit on a mountain in the Adirondack State Park in New York, about 90 minutes south of Montreal. Between me and the anthill mass of humanity are red squirrels, black bears, bobcats, and coyotes.
The year 2012 marks forty years of BRAC’s existence. In these four decades since its inception in February 1972 as a small relief and rehabilitation project in a remote corner of Bangladesh