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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-06-14

Bangladesh: Is NGO BRAC a parallel state?

In this edition we go behind the scenes of the world's largest NGO. The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, or BRAC, was set up in 1972. Now it has offices in a dozen countries, working on everything from tackling poverty to empowering women, while also providing health and banking services. But as Surabhi Tandon reports, questions have been raised about the way BRAC operates, blurring the lines between "classic" NGOs and corporations.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Elom Marcel Toble and Claire Pryde.

By Surabhi TANDON , Pinaki ROY

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2017-12-11 Americas

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On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the...

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2017-12-08 Senegal

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In Senegal, despite the country's hundreds of kilometers of coastline, a recent report on marine pollution is likely to put you off going for a swim. The ocean around the Dakar...

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2017-12-07 Tunisia

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2017-12-06 sex abuse

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2017-12-05 mental health

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