BRAC Strategy 2021-2025: Findings from Baseline Survey

In order to facilitate BRAC with the third cycle of the organization’s BRAC-Bangladesh strategy for 2021–2025, the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) is conducting a large-scale, nationally representative survey. The survey will provide a baseline for understanding the dynamics of potential beneficiaries.

Researchers: Dr Narayan C. Das, Dr Sheikh Touhidul Haque, Semab Rahman, Farhana Kabir, and Ashik Sufi Islam

Partners: BRAC

Timeline: March–December 2022

Status: Ongoing

Method: Quantitative

Contact: Dr Narayan C Das;


After the conclusion of the second five-year cycle in 2021, BRAC, the world’s largest non-governmental organization (NGO), is now formulating its third BRAC-Bangladesh strategy for 2021–2025. A results framework (RF) has been prepared by the BRAC Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Department, along with the various BRAC programs and relevant support functions, to guide the planning and measurement of the organization’s anticipated accomplishments during the strategic period. But to achieve this feat, a benchmark study is needed to set the baseline for the impact indicators of the RF 2021–2025. Considering the scale, coverage, and complexity of BRAC’s development programs and their results, the survey needs to be nationally representative. Moreover, to avoid any sort of biases and ensure the best technical standards, the baseline study must be externally designed, led, and reported by an independent reputed organization. Against this backdrop, the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), on behalf of BRAC, is conducting the said survey.


The primary goal of the survey is to set a baseline for the impact and outcome indicators provided by BRAC. It will analyze relevant dimensions like socioeconomic/poverty status, sex and gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, climate and disaster vulnerabilities, etc. to understand the social and cultural underpinnings of the studied issues.


As the baseline survey represents households that are eligible for different BRAC programs, first, households will be selected for each BRAC program through a short census that would collect information on the eligibility criteria of different programs. Then, a sample of households will be surveyed who can be considered as “eligible” or potential participants. Some specific communities will also be surveyed where programs that provide community-level support are expected to launch operations in 2023–2025.

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