BRAC net, world youth community and Open Learning Campus

Sir Fazle Abed -top 70 alumni networks & 5 scots curious about hi-trust hi-tech

what worldwide youth can value most from open learning campus of world bank

notes to come soon from alumni or open learning campus, youth summit and spring millennials competition

firts coursera rehearsals- climate, risk management - aug 2014 expected to be full launch date of world bank Open Learning Capus

vp sanjay pradhan oct 2013


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Vice President Sanjay Pradhan: A Solutions Partnership to End Poverty oct 2013 

World Bank Vice President for Change, Knowledge and Learning Sanjay Pradhan

World Knowledge Forum

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

October 16, 2013

As Prepared for Delivery

Collaborative Knowledge, Learning and Innovation as Key Accelerators

It is an honor to be here, and to follow the steps of Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, who spoke at this Forum last year.

I want to talk to you about ending poverty -- more specifically, since this is the World Knowledge Forum, I want to talk about how a collaborative approach to Knowledge, Learning and Innovation can become a powerful accelerator in our collective drive to end poverty.

The Ganga Problem

But first, I want to start with a story from my home country, India. The story is about the river Ganges.

The Ganges is a sacred river, worshipped by Hindus as the Mother Ganga. The Ganga’s waters are considered to be so pure and sacred that, when you bathe in them, it cleanses you of all your sins. The Ganga River provides 25% of India’s water resources. More than 2500 kilometers long, it is the most heavily populated river basin in the world. For 400 million people, mostly very poor people, life and survival depend on Mother Ganga every day.

But sadly, today, the Ganges is dying. Poorly planned rapid urbanization and industrialization have turned the Ganga into the most polluted river in the world. Every day, more than 250 million liters of untreated sewage goes right into the Ganga. The reality is that today, bathing in the Ganga, does not cleanse you. It makes you sick.  Health costs in the Ganga basin alone are about $4 billion per year.

The Ganga problem is not just a problem of immense magnitude. It is also a problem of immense complexity. It is not simply about cleaning a river. It is about how governments regulate, how companies make their profits, how people live their lives. The Ganga problem cuts across many different sectors – agriculture, urban management, environment, to name just a few.  It also cuts across many stakeholders in society and most importantly, millions of poor people depend on the river for their lives and livelihoods. 

Other countries too increasingly face challenges that are complexmulti-dimensional, and crucial to improving the lives of the poor: for instance, creating jobs in the townships of South-Africa; or, providing access to water in Yemen. Those are problems that have no specific technical fixes – building roads and bridges alone won’t do. They require humility, the ability to collaborate and learn from the experiences of others, and the ability to innovate and take innovations to scale.

The challenge before us is how we can join forces and solve transformational problems of the magnitude, complexity and impact of the polluted Ganga?  That question is at the very heart of the new World Bank Group (WBG) strategy.

The WBG Goals and New Strategy – The Imperative for a Solutions Partnership

Last April, the shareholders of the World Bank Group, its 188 member countries, endorsed two goals: to end, by 2030, extreme poverty – as measured by those living under $1.25 per day -- and to promote shared prosperity – as measured by income gains of the bottom 40% of the population.  Four days ago, at our Annual Meetings, they took the next step by endorsing a new WBG Strategy to focus relentlessly on achieving those goals in a sustainable manner.  Achieving the goals requires that we achieve a deeper and faster impact in the lives of 1.2 billion people worldwide who live in extreme poverty, on less than $1.25 a day, and another 2.7 billion who remain poor and vulnerable, living on $1.25 - $4 a day.   

The challenge is massive.  Achieving the goals means that it cannot be business as usual. We need to accelerate.  We need to unite our efforts to support countries in solving their problems.  And this is why we need a Solutions Partnership to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

The Ganga will become clean when the country’s stakeholders from different sectors, disciplines and social groups work, learn and innovate together to implement and iterate solutions to that complex challenge, drawing on global evidence of “what works” and the practical experience of other countries.  This will require repeated iteration and collaborative problem solving, with the support of a range of partners with different strengths and comparative advantage.  This collaboration to tackle such difficult challenges through a solutions cycle, underpinned by global and local knowledge, mutual learning and innovative solutions constitutes the accelerator in the fight to end poverty and build shared prosperity. 

This is the essence of the Solutions WBG that President Kim talked about at this Forum last year.  In the spirit of global solidarity which President Kim spoke about, we invite you to join us in a global partnership for solutions to end poverty and boost shared prosperity.

An Approach to Development Solutions

Development solutions have a cycle, which starts by understanding the true nature of the problem – the diagnosis.   How often have development organizations, including my own, approached countries with technical fixes without truly understanding the problem?  As part of our new strategy, we will invest systematically in shareddiagnosis.  Using all available evidence and analysis, we want to invest in a systematic country diagnostic to help countries identify, within the context of their national plans, what their biggest challenges are, and what the greatest opportunities are to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity. While being analytically rigorous, this will also be a tool for collaborative learning among the full range of stakeholders -- governments, the private sector and civil society – to agree on the key problems and understand the political, social and cultural realities that drive the incentives and behaviors that helped create these problems in the first place. 

Only when there is a shared understanding of the key problems with clear indicators of success, can we mobilize an enhanced bundle of financing, knowledge and convening services from across the WBG and with other partners to help country stakeholders solve these problems.  The resulting Solutions Partnership operating at the country and global levels underpins our collective drive to end poverty.

In this bundle of solutions, obviously finance remains crucially important.  The estimated sums needed for infrastructure alone in developing countries are staggering: up to $1.5 trillion per year.  But the WBG needs to approach finance differently, especially when official development assistance is less than one percent of total capital flows to developing countries and our own financial footprint is a fraction of that.  The private sector today accounts for the bulk of capital investment and job creation.  We need to develop innovative ways to use official development assistance to leverage much larger amounts of finance from the private sector.  We need collaborative public-private approaches for tackling transformational challenges.  Under the new WBG strategy, we will marshal the combined resources of the World Bankwhich supports government, with the IFC and MIGA that support the private sector. 

But money alone is not the answer. How to use the money – that is the question. The Ganga will not become clean with just more money. That money already exists. The Ganga will become clean when the country’s stakeholders work and learn collaboratively, and persist through to sustainable results.

There is no better place than Korea to demonstrate the power of relentlessly and iteratively tackling the most difficult challenges to successfully traverse the journey from a country stricken by abject poverty only 60 years ago to the status of a developed nation.  Take the Saemul Movement of Korea in the seventies, which had unprecedented success in tackling the very complex problem of rural poverty. The Saemul Movement built on a deep understanding of the prevailing socio-economic context of rural poverty in Korea, and then turned that into a method, which was refined and successfully scaled up over time, to support traditional community norms of diligence, self-help and collaboration.  Today, the Saemul Movement solution itself might not be replicable “as is.” However, the approach to understanding, and methodically tackling, the problem of rural poverty in all its cultural, political and economic complexity, provides the international community invaluable lessons.

The WBG Knowledge, Learning and Innovation Agenda

What then can the WBG do to support a Solutions Partnership?  In addition to mobilizing enhanced public-private financing, we are making five fundamental shifts to help country stakeholders collaborate and iteratively tackle key developmental challenges through development solutions:

First, we seek to make a radical departure from a lending projects approval mentalityto a development solutions culture, so that we are more focused on results; more programmatic in mobilizing the bundle of finance, knowledge and convening services to achieve results; more flexible, adaptive and learning-oriented, including through real-time feedback from citizen-beneficiaries; more deliberate in creating safe spaces to incubate innovative solutions; and more focused on implementation and delivery of results.  The continuous interplay of designing interventions using evidence; implementing them in an iterative way; and, learning deliberately throughout the process – that is a key aspect of what President Kim referred to in his speech last year as the Science of Delivery.  To operationalize this, we will support teams, from within our organization and beyond, to develop the tools and the methods to embark on a solution cycle rather than a project cycle.  We will help them to collect the evidence to frame the problems; help them bring together the stakeholders to develop consensus; help them course correct during implementation; and help them to effectively measure results.

Second, throughout this solutions cycle, we need to more systematically mobilizeglobal knowledge and innovation of “what works”, informed by local context.  This requires the best evidence-based solutions for our country clients from our global leadership in development research, combined with systematic partnerships – including with think tanks, academia, CSOs and the private sector -- both globally and nationally.  Beyond research, our world today is also enriched with multiple but dispersed sources of practitioner knowledge.  As a unique global development organization, the WBG has a key role in mobilizing these multiple sources of development knowledge to help clients solve their challenges.  For instance, South-South knowledge sharing among developing country practitioners offers unprecedented opportunities to share lessons from success and failure, as well as deep implementation knowledge.  Today developing country practitioners want to learn from each other, for instance how China lifted 500 million people out of poverty in three decades, or how Mexico’s Opportunidades program improved schooling and nutrition for millions of children.  There is an enormous interest to learn from Korea’s success – a tremendous opportunity for Korea to serve as a knowledge hub for the delivery of development solutions.  We have an important role in mobilizing and scaling such knowledge sharing through our operations.  And we need to deploy new platforms, such as competitions and challenges, o crowd-source global and local solutions to complex challenges that can then be incubated and scaled up.  Transformational platforms -- such as Alibaba in China that markets local products at scale from the base of the pyramid, or mobile phone apps that help the poor provide feedback on service delivery -- boost our fight to end poverty.  We need to infuse and scale up such innovative approaches to entrepreneurs and citizens worldwide using our operations, convening power and partnerships. 

Third, alongside mobilizing global knowledge and innovation, we need to more systematically capture, mobilize and deploy our internal operational knowledge and innovation across the institution and our client base.  On any given day, the World Bank Group is engaged in thousands of operational interactions in well over 100 countries. But sharing this operational knowledge is hampered by weak incentives, including our institutional fragmentation into regional silos with very limited flow of expertise and knowledge among them.  To this end, we are launching far-reaching organizational reforms, by creating unified pools of technical experts under global practices to flow talent and knowledge across the Bank Group.  We will provide incentives and supporting systems to systematically codify what we learn through our operational engagements and external partners on a global platform of what works under different circumstances, and make it widely available. We will also continue to make our data accessible.  And we will redouble our efforts to create a culture of innovation and smart risk-taking, to create safe spaces for staff to co-create innovative solutions with partners through disciplined, data-driven experimentation.

Fourth, we need to systematically translate this global-local knowledge into effectivelearning programs for country clients and our staff to enhance their capacity to achieve results.  We will bring our clients and our staff together in an Open Learning Campus, so that they can learn from each other and jointly develop the skills that are needed to solve the complex challenges of our time. We will seize opportunities to dramatically scale up learning, for example through massive open online courses or MOOCs.

Fifth, to achieve accelerated results, we need to not only strengthen technical skills but importantly leadership and coalition building skills to manage political economy obstacles and make change happen.  Through our learning programs, we need to strengthen the collaborative leadership skills of change agents from government, the private sector and civil society so they can forge a shared vision and coalition for action, prioritize and monitor delivery, persist through inevitable obstacles, and achieve visible results.  Helping to build a new cadre of leadership, in developing countries and inside our organization, will be a top priority for us to power the change agents as engines to end poverty.  We have already started by building a Network of Delivery Leaders (Heads of States from six new governments), and we intend to cascade this within and across countries.

To help implement this agenda, for the first time in the history of the World Bank Group, a Vice Presidency dedicated to Knowledge, Learning and Innovation has been created by President Kim. This complements our Senior Vice Presidency that leads our development research and intellectual leadership on development issues.  Our goal is to enable the entire World Bank Group to mainstream and scale up global knowledge, learning and innovation in every country, through every engagement. We seek to build a physical and virtual platform for joint client-staff leadership and learning, knowledge sharing and innovation to enhance our collective capacity to accelerate the end of poverty.  We seek to accomplish this in open partnership with others – governments, international organizations, the private sector, donor partners, academia, and civil society.

A Global Solutions Partnership

Going forward, the challenge I want to leave you with today is how we, as partners, can accelerate the end of poverty and build a world of shared prosperity by collaborating to tackle the most important challenges as partners.  Let us come together, as individuals, as organizations, and as countries, from all disciplines and all corners of society, each with our strengths and skills, to form such a “Solutions Partnership” by working together to support multi-stakeholder collective action on the ground, and make systematic use of knowledge, learning and innovation to help solve the biggest development challenges.

That is my invitation to you today.

A Tale of the Second River

I started with a story from my home country India - the story of the ailing river Ganga. To end, let me come full circle with the tale of another river – a story from this country, in fact from this very city, Seoul.  A story of the once ailing, yet now very healthy, Cheonggyecheon.

Cheonggyecheon is a six kilometer stream that starts in the heart of downtown Seoul and courses through neighborhoods before emptying into the Hangang river.  In the 1950s, Seoul was growing at a rapid pace. Migration generated slums along the stream in shabby makeshift houses. The lack of proper sewage systems and pollution from light industry generated trash and waste, which ended up in the stream, and which became a dirty and polluted eyesore. In 1958, the stream was covered up with concrete which was seen to be a solution then - a 5.6 kilometer long and 16 meter wide elevated highway. But upon construction, this became a dark, noisy and seedy corridor.

Ten years ago, a visionary Mayor exercised bold leadership to adopt an unlikely idea to demolish the highway and restore the stream.  It was expensive, controversial and unpopular. He forged unlikely coalitions among very diverse stakeholders to foster a common vision and push through bold action.  And look at Cheonggyecheon today – today, this beautiful landmark unites this city.  Ten years ago, it divided the city.

Cheonggyecheon once was Seoul’s intractable problem, like Mother Ganga in my country. Today, it stands as a proud, international symbol of sustainable urban renewal.

How can we help practitioners worldwide get inspired and learn from this and the myriad other examples of transformational action to change the world for the better, to lift 4 billion people out of poverty and vulnerability?  This is our challenge, our imperative and our moral responsibility going forward. 

Thank you. 

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leap beyond 10 old muddles

1 value girls - eg brac girls or the most couargeous and loving under 30s gorls entrpreneurs - eg AC Ori YC - have you met a woman under 30 who you'd vote for as matching these extraordinary multipliers of goodwill and action? Or an elder they all wish to be an alumni of - eg sir fazle abed

2 value girls, boys, those born poorest - three ha;ves of the world youth, women, poor- all have less than 10 per cent share of voice in the future of their generation - if your born into all 3 of these categories you used to have less than zero positiuve say- until from 1972 sir fazle abed started to empower vilage girls to buuild a nation - and along the way he interescted 3 times with china who had also gone through the cutiral revolution of girls hold up half the sky. This was good news because the peoples connected by the south and east asian coatsal belts number half the world's population- thio9se that had been most victiomised by Britannia- thise that the books of adam smith, keynes and gandhi provide suffiecnt slues to know how to value sustainability and action networks sdgs - should that be a job worthy of all of us alive tioday.

3 understand that the root cause of world wars was need to end colonisation -whiuch inkconevneintly was how large countriues developed between 1500 and 1946

4 Celbrate belt road trading models that go beyiond colonisation with win-win tyrades 

5 First learn from any period in history when positive currencies or other mechnaisms permitted win-win trading to be mapped- identify the expoemtial balance rising or crashing that history revolved round

6 Clarify the unprecdented chnage that is defing life of the 3 generations mainly responsible for 1946-2030- technolgy's moore law in any forms that grand parent parents and youth could be educating each other one

7 Correct the desin ofault in empire education Adam Smith was forst to clarify- it was never to desinged to avlue youth , their livelihhods, innovation forces

8 Agree that as well as coms tech (digital and real world, human and artifician intelligence) compounding round us - we needed to celebrate chnaging machine and huiman sources of energy  to be renewable amd to keep commons resources like wagter and air clean

9 Understand that the west's 3 main corporate forms and their lawyers needed transfromation if all peoples places are to be sustainable. MOre than that we need to freinds each other helping each other nations out of hostory's system traps. Any media that doesnt do that is fame media'

10 Wherever politicians or their academkic hacks tell you there isnt enough work for youth to do- something is desperatly wriong with the education, economics and valuation metrics being siued. THere is so much work to be done if we are to lap beyong systesm that are expoebntaoly crashing towards extinction. These are the most exciting tiemns to be alive- our family trees of grandparent parents youth are detemining whether tere will be any moore tres

map first 10 places of and alumnisat.combr /> no particular order - tokyo from 64 and 2020
beijing tsinghua from 1984 -uni or rural little sisters
hangzhou to 1500 and from 2008

hong kong under chiense british and chiense rule
singapore under 3 rules
dubai under 3 rules
glasgiw when adam smith or fazle abed were there
america's south while martin luther king and muhammad yunus were there

BRAC quiz -help us compile the most exciting quiz of sustainable world

Q did brac create 100 million rural health service with 20 million dollar loan A

Q is brac helping jack ma bank for the billion poorest women?

Q did brac help the UN understand that the 300 trillion dollars of most liquid finance is barred from investing in sustainability development goals as an asset class?

Q before Jack Ma's partnership with one of brac's networks can you name 5 of brac's partners in being the world's largest NGO?

Q before Jack Ma's partnership had brac's educators assisted with livelihoods of over 150 million people

Q True or false: China and Bangladesh are the 2 most populous nations whose economies are sustained by girls as much as boys

top partners making brac worlds larfest ngo at

Chris Macrae posted this

what if only educators technologists and youth can sustain our species?

infrastructure banking most exciting cases  Keynes alumni Schumacher is famous for saying the greatest economic miracle  of all would be ending poverty in  millions of villages--  observe how  1960s  climaxed with one  network of  adew thousand americans racing to  the moon while over a third of worlds people still had no elecrtricity.  What happened next is truly miracolous    -its the tale of 2 regions coastal   bangladesh  and  mainland china separated by some land partitoned for India when (grandad) Sir Kenneth Kemp was ordered to hastily write up legalese of India's Independence. For the history search mediation between Gandhi and Mumbai Chief Justice Kemp 1925-1946. For Do Now futures  linkin  AIIB2018  Mumbai  June -  for the greatest education revolutions study 1972-2015              in  Bangladesh's BRAC eg at this Ning and with over half a billion chinese women. For next education steps in valuing girls livelihoods linkin WISE@Accra May 2018,   at  United Nations sept 2018, at Paris Mar2019 or more at and    

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brac turned aid into sustainable business franchises run by village

our dream - fav bookmark on www = free lessons on working to unite all 17 sustainability goals

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Rice science – most valuable lesson

















Half of life saving health services are free

A nation without locally owned banks for the poor cannot sustain girls nor entrepreneurs of jobs sustainability generation needs to celebrate


















Happy 80th birthday by 100000 people of  BRAC to Sir Fazle Abed


The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts of Sir Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Bhola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after independence, supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief and adopted a longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.

We do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty. We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.

Better often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on agriculture, for example, and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.

As Bangladesh urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently Rana Plaza in 2013.

Massive natural disasters internationally have triggered us to expand into new countries  like Haiti and Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so many years ago

2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures

Doctors and hospitals were scarce in Bangladesh’s early days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every doorstep. Over time, the army became all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products and information

mothers -and this redesgned whole market value chains to be lew in trist for poorest and where necessary eg kids education invented conditioanla cash transfre - ie where donation is given to specific identifiable task - eg scolarships for thise secoindary chikdren who had best results in brac primnary schools

main links to brac - chris will update by saturday 10 feb

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Last Call India Appreciation Tour of BRAC and Bangladesh Girl Developed Economies

Mary, and friends:  after leaving qatar mid novmenber,  where 3 of top 10 sustainability summits of next 15 months  prior to beijing belt road 2.0 may 2019 were announced on behalf of wise education laureates and with the blessing of antonio guterres...this brac tour has been my main focus- all errors are therefore mine; good parts javeed's amy's mostofa's .." bgcolor="#000000" valign="top" height="175"> - can you help with new york agency for global2.0...

Peter – I don’t know where education fits with everything you audit but any errors in following review of all the neighbors of china’s belt roads are mine alone

Mary my main question– do you know anyone in Indias, China, Bangladesh or elsewhere who loves touring BRAC and girls empowered solutions to ultra sustainability chalenges. If so, please could you introduce them to one or three of A) Javeed, B) Mostofa, C) Amy whose facilitation/personal networking roles are as follows:


 Javeed after a business and education career as part of the India Diaspora in New York, whom I met at wise and jointly interviewed everyone we could reach at Qatar Foundation ,  is dedicated to sharing everything he can find with India educators; mostofa who grew up in Bangladeshi villages is our organizing guide of brac; of 10 trips he has organised since 2007, the last one took chinese graduates like amy to sir fazle’s 80th birthday party- attached is brac’s own birthday history of sir fazle’s 45 years. Amy who grew up in Hunan villages is currently post graduating at columbia’s earth institute in new york while her fellow companion yuxuan is Rhodes scholar in Oxford and daughter of public servants in china’s province bordering North Korea,. Sir Fazle’s daughter is a Columbia Alumn



Happy 80th birthday by 100000 people of  BRAC to Sir Fazle Abed


The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts of Sir Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Bhola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after independence, supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief and adopted a longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.

We do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty. We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.

Better often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on agriculture, for example, and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.

As Bangladesh urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently Rana Plaza in 2013.

Massive natural disasters internationally have triggered us to expand into new countries  like Haiti and Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so many years ago

2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures

Doctors and hospitals were scarce in Bangladesh’s early days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every doorstep. Over time, the army became all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products and information

We challenged the global health community by putting the life saving treatment for diarrheal disease in the “unqualified” hands of mothers, and generated evidence that they could use it effectively. We created a community-based tuberculosis control model, expanding over time to become the government’s largest partner in combating the disease.

The growing numbers of people living in poverty in urban areas face serious health risks, including maternal and infant mortality. Our network of healthcare entrepreneurs continues to ensure that women can access care safely, quickly, and with dignity.

Recent breakthroughs in cognitive science have shown that focusing on early childhood development has transformative effects over a lifetime. Pilot programmes are putting this research into action at the grassroots level

The primary challenge of healthcare now is less about access and more about quality. We  are building financial tools to continuously ensure more people can access services that meet their evolving health needs.



We started by teaching basic literacy to adults, then realised we needed to start from the start.  We changed our nor-formal primary schools as “second chances’ for people living in poverty especially girls. Our pedagogy focused on joyful learning, incorporating the best practices from around the world.

As students graduated from our schools. We felt a need for creative ways to continue learning beyond the classroom. Libraries offered reading materials, and adolescent clubs created safe spaces and opportunities to teach life skills.

Our focus moved towards quality, with universal access towards education in sight, through strategies such as teacher training and increased use of technology. We proactively recruited students with special needs and expanded our curriculum into multiple ethnic languages to ensure that our schools were successful to all children.

Our ultiimate goal is to build a nation, and for that we need leaders. That is where our focus is now – creating opportunities for youth to take responsibilities in programmes, as mentors, and as teachers themselves. Our university creates even more opportunities to contribute on a global scale.

4 Financial Inclusion

We started by bringing people living in poverty together. We quickly learnt that what they needed most urgently was access to economic opportunities and financial services.

We brought women together into village organizations to organize credit and savings arrangements, and then used these meetings as a platform by delivering a wider range of services.

Over time, we expanded our reach to unserved populations, such as the “missing middle” (enterprises that were too large for the loans offered by microfinance but excluded from commercial banks) and a comprehensive grants based programme for people living with poverty, who could not benefit from microfinance.

We are now building a broader set of financial products, including insurance and pensions, and leveraging the growing ownership of mobile phones to use digital channels for financial services.

5 Market Solutions for the Poor

A fundamental driver is a lack of power – at the individual, household and community level alike... Power dynamics need to change in order for people living in poverty to realize their potential , and they only change when people do it themselves.

We promoted consciousness raising and empowerment from our earliest interactions with communities, inspired by teachings on social movements. We underestimated the complexity of power dynamics though and learned the hard way that we needed to create new organisations, where women could come together in solidarity. These community action groups became important social platforms; for example, supporting health workers who faced harassment for their services.

We widened our work over time to help people living in poverty to participate in formal government structures and leverage public services. We also increased our engagement with public official and village leaders to build wider support for women’s empowerment. These discussions have risen to the national level, where we advocate policies that support gender equality and human rights. Internally we have worked to build a female-friendly work environment and actively strive to recruit women.

Gender equality remains one of the greatest unfinished works of our generation, and an area in which we have to continue changing power dynamics. We still see that child marriage is the norm, sexual violence is pervasive, and women are under-represented in the workforce.


6 Changing Power Dynamics

As we began to provide financial services to people living in poverty, we noticed that many rural communities did not have access to markets

We started building value chains, connecting thousands of farmers and artisans to national markets. We focused on silk, poultry, clothing and retail, in many cases the viability of new sectors in Bangladesh. The successful scaling up of one value chain often spawned new livelihood opportunities, from poultry vaccinations to artificial insemination for dairy cows.

Entrepreneurship is also a long standing part of our development approach. Over time we have built a national cadre  of local change agents, usually women, who receive training and support from us, but are paid for their services by their neighbours. These grassroots entrepreneurs distribute a wide variety of products and services, from sanitary napkins to high quality seeds.

As local and global labor markets offer new opportunities. We are supporting migrants to seek and finance work abroad safely,  and equip youth with in-demand skills



By 2002 we had over 30 years experience of piloting and perfecting programs, and scaling them to reach millions. The time had come to bring what we had learnt in Bangladesh to the rest of the world.

Relief and rehabilitation were immediate needs after war and natural disasters plunged millions into poverty in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. We focused on peace and building stability through jobs, education and financial inclusion, continuing to put girls and women at the centre of opportunities.

We expanded into Africa four years later, starting development programs in Tanzania and Uganda. We continued to pilot, perfect and scale rapidly never losing focus on contextualising every opportunity created

Opening now in 12 countries gives us a rich knowledge base to further our work in Bangladesh, while providing us with a global network in which to pilot new solutions for the world’s problems. In 2016, we create opportunities for one in every 50 people in the world...





Before a tour guide to brac/bangladesh- here’s a brief review of all of China’s neighbors and why the old English Raj is in population terms the biggest of china’s belt road tours and new development searches. Brett’s x times great grand father JAMES WILSON started this tour with Queen Victoria – after founding The Economist to help her debate what was London doing to Ireland (see current pbs episode of Victoria) he was dispatched to Calcutta started standard bank, died 1860 of diarrhea 9 months into the project. His son-in-law Walter Bagehot refocused on English constitution and pound sterling as commonwealth reserve currency with Victoria.

Accidentally the next time The Economist had a sub-editor with east west experience was my dad who waa a teenage navigator over modernday Myanmar in world war2 , who married the daughter of sir Kenneth Kemp whose 25 years as Mumbai chief justice mediating Gandhi ended up writing up legalese of india’s independence; most of dad’s first 20 years  The Economist celebrated the East’s post colonial win-win economies ie japan s korea Chinese diaspora superports (archives) and by 1976 asked americans to celebrate asian pacific china global century as much as their own third century.

online library of norman macrae--

At the time of moon landing dad started his other main dialogue of the 20th C  world’s favorite viewspapre  – Entrepreneurial Revolution – assuming the world was in 1968 destined to spend 1000 times more on commons tech in 2016 versus 1946 would we transform education to sustain all millenials livelihoods or the opposite?



1 China’s east coast supercity connection are great : every positive win-win trading future can be dreamed with them : the superports and trains are ready to connect more than half the world’s economy which is how sustainability mapmaking should be with half the world’s people living within 3000 miles of Beijing but crowded in to less than 10% of the earth’s land


2 china’s border with asean looks pretty good ( asean with singpaore as its cultural soul is in top 6 development miracles with china mainland , china superports diaspora, s korea , japan , Bangladesh girls)


3 Now we come to the crucial corridor Myanmar Bangladesh India Pakistan – all old British Raj; what important to bring 2020 vision to first

Bangladesh is a key coastline – if it had a superport that united all trade interest on china India Bangladesh Myanmar that would change more girls lives than any single superport anywhere

The miracles of Bangladesh and mainland china both started at beginning of 1970s. In fact to start with japan shared rice science in a partnership with brac and china that was number 1 solution in ending famine. However china developed with the diaspora (the 3rd greatest financial power by the 1970s) inward investing in superb infrastructure; bangladesh girls had to build their nation with what aid they could turn into sustainable social business (the invention many people believe muhammad yunus designed but actually brac did. See The Economist article it wasn’t microcredit it was BRAC)

4 Next we come to Pakistan corridor to united arab emirates and thence djibouti to Africa, up the suez and through the Mediterranean sea- the brilliant new maritimne silk road

5 As you continue tour of landlocked neighbors, its impossible for china to make anything much better without mediating Russia’s goodwill. Even the ovetland Chinese Express to west Europe passes through the Shanghai Cooperation neighbours of which Russia is a core dynamic , and which India joins for the first time as full member this year (2 incredible summits in june aiib Mumbai and SCO qingdao)" bgcolor="#000000" valign="top" height="175"> thanks AmyChina QuarterBillionGirls

6.1 You then have 4 trajectories through Russia but which you can also call the artic belt road. One is direct trade route to Nordica via st Petersburg which organisies a major annual economic summit- here the shared by 8 countries and pivoting out of finland is the best news of all new universities of 2018 following damo as best news of 2017" bgcolor="#000000" valign="top" height="175"> and welcomes all open technology heroines...

6.2 Direct route to Moscow – essentially what is the strategic future of Russian and East Europe people  the west  (EU) had first chance to mediate if the fall of the berlin wall had been about more than reuniting Germany

6.3 Direct north through mongolia – quite an unpopulated region but potentially renewable as pivotal natural space

6.4 north east where the dream has always been a runnel across Bering Strait so that north east Eurasia Alaska Canada West Coast usa van all be one supertrain corridor as well people spaces that are totally complementary as sustainable economies if 20th c borders hadn’t been erected primarily by stalin

6.5 Of course the last border challenge: as neighbors turn full circle is north korea- here we have 30 million underdeveloped people ; they too need one superport; this solution can really only come about if russia china japan and south jorea start to trust each other

I welcome being told what stories youth should map differently than above; if I have over-simplified or got them wrong please don’t throw out the brac and bangaldesh superport challenge without looking at it in more detail. 

First if you put a straight railway line from Beijing to xi’an to chengdu to the coast you would almost hit the Myanmar-bangladesh border- at cox’s bazzar which yunus and my father discussed as needing to be a superport with 50 people at the royal automobile club london in feb 2008! Second if you did a railway from chengdu to Gwadar you would almost pass through new delhi thus opening up all the route to emirates : Oman , Djibouti and Adrican silk road, suez and med sea silk road. But third if you review every sustainability goal in terms of which communities face the hardest entrepreneurial challenges you would come back to bangaldeshi girls as still being the SDG17 world's most vital youth partners. If climate goes wrong there will be more initial flooding of peoples along bangladesh coastline than anywhere. Brac has designed an economy where communities and girls networks maximizing their own capacities to build the future. This is the story that all of sheihka moza’s wise partmers can honor as brac was their first educational laureate and now that guterres has asked them to stage the girls and refugee learning summits at the UNGA Sept 2018.


Key people in choosing what goes on at this summit are thes ame UN eminent sdg goals panel as aiib is reporting on both at aiib Mumbai 2018 and argentina g20 july 2018. All of brac’s organisational dna is francsican (Paulo Freire) as is all of jim kim’s prior work at partners in health with paul farmer amd george soros. You cant do global last mile health services without brac style networking. Fortunatley jim kim’s last job before he joined the world bank was to make pih’s lab in africa in rwanda with kagame who now chairs the african union. .

So it is that goodwill with china’s immediate neigbors connects through to goodwill in middle esst, Africa, med sea nations (the happiest in the old silk road before 1500 but today the refugee and isis crisis hotspots),  and ultimately brac and girls are at the crossro9ads of a muslim francsican coinfucian fusion of families build healthy economies across generations not vice versa 


The G7’s win-lose macroeconomics computes big data big; this is not mathematically correct let alone exponentially sustainable if you refer to Einstein and von Neumann., and it will not produce the human ai  (or the truth media) we now despearately need to celebrate if little sister sustainability world is to be the end game instead of orwallian big brother. These are the most excitiing tiness to be alive. What we do with tech of banking and education over the next few years determines species sustainability.


TOURING BRAC AS INTEGRAL TO 2018 teachers Game of Fives and World Record Jobs Creators

Publishers of the sino-english world record book of jobs creation demand that any educator responsible for youth future livelihoods understands teachings of these 5 peoples alumni network if they are to help with sustainability rising out of every community" bgcolor="#000000" valign="top" height="175">

World Record Book of Job Creation

1 Xi Jiping (worldwide sustainability investment maps –both china end poverty 2020, and benchmark ecological cib=vilisation 2050)

2 Sir Fazle Abed (girls futures)

3 Antonio Guterres  (worldwide borders reconciliation, and 17 SDGoald local deadlines )

4 Pope Francis (missing connector of all major goodwill spirits – what jack ma calls curriculum of LoveQ)

5 Jack Ma (tech futures humanized; big data small enough for every child to code –china’s work on robot teaching assistants appear to be where education unicorns are at; remember 2018 is year of 5 million china startups- which of these do 5th grade girls need to know about for sdgoal to be their realities not just dreams 



In 1972 BRAC began as a training network in an area where 1 million people had be killed by a cyclone and there was no infrastructure left- who could reconstuct what; it was always building community self capacity – home and safety  (to this day brac employs more barefoot lawyers than bangladesh has police stations), local food security, local helath security, a jobs-led education system, and villagers own value chains and finance. starting in villages with no electricity and illiteracy; its first primary schools trained women; who then became teachers. The newly indepenentent national government didnt have enough taxes to develop the cities so it let brac be the public self-service of villages. BRAC is the ultimate Paulo Freire action learning network; it scaled across villages person to person to 1996. Then the parallel network yunus started 11 years after brac was first to test mobile and microsolar connectivity. However at its height yunus only owned one third of grammen phone. Brac maintained total ownership of its digitalization – today it connects the largest cashless banking sstem in the workl – the coding superstars from this are the same bangladeshi americans who started with yunus but now linking mit dubai legatum and Nick Hughes the original coders of mpesa- bill gates networks comes to brac to study how to try to do cashless banking elsewhere. However in bangladesh bkash connects with every network as does brac education. In africa and afghanistan where one major partner per country asked brac to join in, adolesecent girls clubs are the main hub for educational networking ( only one of 10 main moving parts of brac back in bangladesh). Bangladeshi girls empower a fusion of edutech and fintech in ways that every poorest nation needs to benchmark before its has a chance to get to the superhighways of development that China is. So as in a 2006 bangaldesh dialogue paper put it – three giants need to grow up together China India and Bangladesh if you search to achieve the deepest sustainability goals and not to leave the bottom 20% out of the sustainability goals era.

Since 1999 Brac formed a university - its signature course is the James Grant School for public health servants - the first lesson module brac ever scaled across the village mothers network was oral rehydration which saved a quarter of infants lives; james then head of unicef took to having a pack of the sugar-salt mix in his suit and demonstrating it at every royal dinner table he graced...


Our favorite is the new economy of valuing world's poorest girls-  brac, founder Sir Fazle Abed, is the world's most knowledgable network in empowering girls sustainability- started in bangladesh in 1972 its first 25 years of grassroots networking was entirely face to face as bangladeshi girl villagers had no electricity so no telecoms nor other ways of being connected beyond the village;

leapfrog models - when mobile is your first telecom; when solar is your first elecetricuty ; when cashless is your first bank ...

bangladesh was one of the first nations to test how to use mobile with world poorest womens networks; most leapfrog market models can benchmark an ultra goals version that brac has helped linkin - start with the developing worlds largest cashless bank using mp3 tech

related references from the sino-english first edition of world record jobs creators

Index of WRJC (version 1 to 2020)

E1 Xi Jinping (Rejuvenation global2.0; world's most transparent maps on win-win trade for all) E99 Lee Kuan Yew E2 Sir Fazle Abed (world's favorite educator eg empowered girls to resolve poverty's greatest challenges, BRAC & Bkash)  
E3 Jack Ma leapfrog tech (big data small), ecommerce curriculum as one of china's 4 greatest inventions 1 -IR4  can develop 10 times bigger people-centred economics)  E98 Gandhi & Montessori & Mandela,  E4 Nilekani (bridges to English as 2nd most valuable language in world Modi, Kalam, Singh) W1 Tim Berners Lee (the www , we havent seen it yet- human collaboration can be so much bigger, bridge to any mit lab with human app) W2 Jim Kim being healthcare most courageous public servant lads to being the sanest western voice in world banking and most peace-loving North Korean American; ; W3 Pope Francis and W99 Pope John Paul; W4 Justin Trudeau , W5 Michael Palin, W6 Henry Kissinger -superpower mediator extraordinaire; E5 Yo-Yo Ma, IM pei.. Chengl Li Cultural leadsers sans frontieres; W7 George Soros; W8 Larouche family; W18 Paul Polak, E12 Pony Ma, E13 Rhen Zhengfei (Huawei), E14 Guo Guangchang (fosun) E15 Liu Chuanzhi (lenovo)E16 Feng Lun (vanton), E17 Yuriko Koike and Abe, e18 Li Ka-shing founder ckgsb e19 moreno, blum and perini, E20 robin li  W19 Thorkil Sonne,

help edit presentations of sir fazle abed and xi jinping and jack ma as #1 world record job creators and search out youth economies with special thanks to youth mediators

here's a doc and global youth fast changing urgent intelligence debate on

sustainability worlds record jobs mapmakers- how would you turn it into a viral video or a few slides or other collaboration stimulus of valuing investment in youth/girls as sustainability goals generation- who are the peer networks you most want to share it with- please help us question 2 different things- the people you know who you can share  it with; the people you would dream of sharing it with -what actions would you first intend resulting from the intelligence you mediate

BRAC PRIMARY SCHOOLS 5.3 million girl alumni of BRAC

A second chance at education 
Over the past 29 years, the number of BPS has grown exponentially. We started working in 1985, opening 22 one-room schools and providing three years of schooling up to class 3, which was later extended to class 5. The main objective of non-formal primary schools is to develop a school model for the underprivileged and primary school dropout children, especially girls, to complete the five-year primary school syllabus in four years.


BRAC also works with other development organisations to expand education opportunities for disadvantaged children by partnering with them and providing them with technical and financial support to implement BRAC’s non-formal primary education model with changes as needed. These collaboration activities are called education support programmes.

Key features

  • The one-teacher school is operated by the same teacher for the same cohort of children for a period of four years and delivers lessons in all subjects
  • The school hours are flexible and fixed according to needs
  • Children do not pay any fees and there are no long holidays
  • Little or no homework as most of their parents are not capable of assisting them
  • Children with special needs receive corrective surgeries along with devices like wheelchairs, hearing aids, glasses and ramps
  • Children belonging to ethnic communities receive class lectures and course materials in their own languages up to class 2 so that they can overcome language barriers and cultural gaps
  • BRAC develops textbooks and other materials for up to class 3 and government textbooks are used in classes 4 and 5
  • Students are taught about social values and their rights and responsibilities coupled with basic financial education to empower them
  • BRAC primary school graduates are being tracked by BRAC for further study

Mechanism to ensure quality of teaching
A typical BRAC teacher is a woman from the community in which the school is, with 10 years of schooling experience. Teachers undergo an initial 12-day training course in order to repeat basic information on teaching and learning and to enhance their teaching abilities. They subsequently participate in monthly, subject-based refresher courses and yearly orientation prior to advancing to the next class. In collaboration with BRAC University’s Centre for Language (CfL), BRAC provides a two-month long (21 days each) teacher training programme in English to the teachers.

What is the linkage with the government education system?
Bangladesh government has allowed BPS students to appear for Primary Education Terminal Examination which is a fundamental board examination that takes place at the end of class 5.

The effectiveness of this programme was evident when the graduates of the non-formal schools were well ahead of the country average when it came to passing grade for the primary school examination - 97 per cent success rate in 2009, and 99.54 per cent in 2010.

How do we track graduates at secondary schools?
BRAC experienced that its graduates admitted in secondary schools often cannot complete their education due to many critical circumstances. We started the ‘tracking of BRAC graduates at secondary schools’ programme to ensure their enrolment at the secondary level, promote regular attendance, reduce dropout rate so that they successfully complete the course.

BRAC is also regularly in touch with secondary school authorities and other organisations to manage scholarships and full/half free education for BPS graduates.

a.    Shikkha Tari: Boat School
b.    School for dropped out children
c.    Performing and fine arts
d.    Total learning experience (TLE)
e.    School for street children
f.     Social and emotional learning (SEL)
g.    Aflatoun
h.    Mobile library for BRAC Primary Schools
i.     Interactive digital content in primary education
j.     Kumon mathematics at BRAC schools

Quick facts:
14,153 primary schools 
389,910 students, of whom 62.17% are girls
5.3 million students completed courses to date, of which 60.43% are girls
5.55 million students transferred to formal schools to date, of which 60.12% are girls
14,153 teachers

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which value chains could teachers know how to help youth redesign to end poverty - fashion, crafts, agriculture, banking, health, disaster, education ...

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can you help under 30s map worldyouthcommunity 
brac, and love the world of education again

Open Learning Campus welcomes you. If you are looking for World Bank OLC please start at or ; other search queries text usa 240 316 8157 -or start at superplaces -sustainability designed by every family not a handful of bi-polar political big brothers

Breaking news Match 2016 - chinese youth lead creative children delegation to brac to discuss open education's entrepreneurial revolution and joyful consequences for girls the world over

Breaking News March 2015 First Bangladesh OLC launched by U of Berkeley and BRAC Sir Fazle Abed. 

Welcome to partners in mapping Open Learning Campus- and

Four world record job creation explorations in one


1 Open Platforms eg 5 billion peoples: Xprize replaces Yazmi?, Khan and OD Coursera- NG leads china partners out of Baidu

2 Labs for partnering the greatest changes in teachers and students, families and communities

3 Designers of the future of the net -generating the smartest liveliood creating media

4 Missing job creating curricula and ending the 4 monopolies of pre-digital state-dominated examination of youth’s futures


internet as entrepreneurial revolution of learning learning

 Mandela Extranet Partnerships including Google and Branson

Feb 2015 Breaking News  Latest skype with Taddy Blecher in South Africa confirms that all teacers and students at 7t grade will soon get ipads for accessing te missing job creating curricula such as MII Maharisi’s love yourself, financial and entrepreneurial literacy, coding


As you know, with eg learning satellites of 5 billion people in play,  there is a lot of mashing up of curricula going on - and it would be really useful if Rome and Glasgow and Paris and Madrid and Budapest and Warsaw could find common ground over next few months if any is to ever be found out of Europe in time to valuing millennials livelihoods







valuing millennials

bernardo I would like to thank you for the suggestion but people like tebabu and stefanos are much closer to noah at than I am (while thursday is my first neet , tebabu frequently drinks coffee with noah) - there is also the issue ...

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ps could you tell me whether or not you decided to spend 6 weeks in Dhaka round the turn of the year; as far as I can see peoples diaries and information networks over next 6 months are not synchronised yet in ways that could maximally support sir fazle abed; it would be a shame bordering on catastrophe if millennials never had accurate understanding of how much of Bangladesh's first 44 years depended on his life's action learnings and open engineering mindset

wanted - ideas on how anywhere could unite in celebrating good news of collaborating with brac

Timeline of Open Learning Campus (OLC) -latest newsletter

2014 world record top10 job creator jim kim's world bank takes collaboration lead : launching OLC (with coursera) august 2014, 2nd annual youth summit october 7 2014, first annual UN-partnered millennials competition spring 2015


100 links to BRAC

how did villager networks around Sir Fazle build rural health service? build village education? build banking networks? build valuetrue maps of food , water and safe-for-children communities? 

background research links on women4empowernent curricula at and millennials (25-35 profesionals) most valuable knowledge network ever to human race at


1972: in the West The Economist starts debating OLC after seeing students experiment with early digital learning network (UK national dev program computer assisted elarning; milllenials goals and swot of planetary sustainability of net generation published after 12 years of global views mediation; NZ educators start continuous experiments at book form becomes favorite export to 10 million chinese parents

in East BRAC starts greatest bottom-up lab for OLC -Bangladesh becomes doubly famous for this when Muhammad Yunus starts linkng in 4 years later- latest updates celebration's MOOC Yunus; yunus invites atlanta to turn youth peace laureate summits into twin capitak events with most value to host than olympics or world cup

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1989 Berners Lee launches the web- soon mit media lab in boston becomes most resourced open source tech wizards innovation lab;early 1990s Samara launches Africa's and Asia first freedom of peoples info satellites-sonn Kenya's IHUB backed by ushahidi becomes the  worldwide youth's most exciting open source tehnology wizard's networking space

- 2014 update Yazmi.comled by DC-Ethiopia diaspora networks

Late 1990s S.Africa's free university launched- 2014 update Blecher parners now shoot for 1 million additional job creation across whole 14 million youth african schooing system by 2020- ihub partners all over africa (and indeed in any capital with future) invited to linkin

Late 200s Khan Academy invesnts the most valuable reporting format of all -maximum 9-minute audio blackoards-0 game is on- which audio-blackboards are so valued by youth to peer to peer learn with that their viral actin networking makes trending on twitter look like a sideshow

puzzle 1 : Back in 1962 The Economust celebrate the win-win peace economics model of japan and projects milennail population statistics will require Asian Pacific milllenials to be responsible for more than half of the planet's open and  sustainbility investments 1975- 2025- who;s connecting this? jack ma?  Yao Ming with Brookings Inside Out China and Unseen Wealth teams? rsvp washington dc hotline 301 881 1655

How did bottom-up NGO BRAC become the world's largest most collaborative network for partnering in millennials sustainability? While it is known globally and locally for sharing extreme innovations in community banking, its foundations were first built on 3 subnetworks:

bottom-up disaster relief

massive scaling of microfranchisie solutions to life critical challenges

what the WISE laureates value as number 1 job-creating education network in the world (parallel nominees by context of freedom of entrepreneurial skills)

help us review 2013 MOOC

2013 was a year in which professors might have found out what a huge gap ...

- is khan academy's 60 minutes introduction to coding the most valuable training billions of youth have ever been offered? otherKhan links

Who's mapping the most valuable collaboration youth networks in the world -here's why 42 years of entrepreneurial revolution surveys lead us to value orbiting around families of Abed and Soros and Turner- whose collaboration with youth's futures do you value most?



  • what would a million youth most wish to see in a 6 weeks mooc guided tour to -if you can help our research please email  washington dc 1 301 881 1655

hottest youth-spring question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

youth world of 2013 most exciting curriculum??

What would the world miss if MOOC had never existed? world tour next stop: Dhaka  date to be announced

sample urgent correspondence- - have you tried - biggest change in 40 years since dad (The Economist's Norman Macrae) and i first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around a digital network..

now anyone with a set of slides that shows how collaboration with them can most change the world can get linked in to job-creating education, mentoring hopefully be star players in free university - a fascinating question to explore is which mooc will first connect a million youth live- more

Feb 2013 breaking news- 2 curricula we are prioritising research for this month are

  • collaboration NGO (which NGOs would you wish to see contribute to this course) and
.Norman Macrae -first to journalise the EU, Japan and Asia Century, Entrepreneurial Revolution, Net Generation is a hard act for his family to follow. Parting 2010, he left instructions to co-host parties wherever places (or his pro-youth economics friend muhammad yunus) invested most in their youth's collaboration round heroic purposes. Following party at boardroom of The Economist,  one of the next 3 parties- Japan Embassy in Bangladesh - planted the idea that Norman's friends can celebrate those who design MOOCs around 10 times more job creating systems of education- wow yes please!,and thanks so much to sir fazle abed for agreeing to host a follow up party on this March 2013.

Favorite Partners of Journal of Youth Economics : BRAC, MOOC Developers, Youth Jobs Competitions; The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant Family Foundation and Friiends in Japan, S Africa,...


1 2 3 .. SocLab

 Youth  PARTNERING - BRAC:& JICA  1 2 & Nike & MIT Legatum & MastercardF & GatesF & DFID & Aflatoun & Kiva & wholeplanet

Our Foundation - and friends of youth job creation -  at are delighted to nominate BRAC as the most purposeful partnering organisation we have ever seen. Of course we enjoy comparing views -who's your nomination?

What is more the Abed family have spent more energy on future of schools than anyone we know 

Norman Macrae Foundation Washington DC 1 301 881 1655

This is all very good news for all those celebrating 2013 as Year of The MOOC  -as well as those who see education as the gateway to changing the purposeful freedom of life's 7 most valuable pro-youth markets of the net generation's post-industrial revolution mapped by The Economist and its readers since 1972


40 years ago, my dad at The Economist and I first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around a digital network. Both of our lifetime passions united in searching for the most purposeful organisations of the net generation - a search dad branded in The Economist from 1972 Entrepreneurial Revolution and which ten years later became our 2024 Report on investing in millennium goals so that the net generation could be the most productive and collaborative time to be alive





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