BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) has been selected as an official Vanguard member of the Million Lives Club, an initiative that recognizes social innovators scaling to improve the lives of more than one million people living on less than five dollars a day. Visit official Press Release for more details.

Inspired by members of the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) and supported by a growing partnership of leading development organizations, including USAID, DFAT, FCDO (formerly DFID), Grand Challenges Canada, UNDP, and UNICEF, the Million Lives Club strives to encourage the uptake and scaling of innovations for good everywhere.

“The Million Lives Club (MLC) celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are reaching new levels of scale to impact the lives of millions. The BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) is an excellent example of this and we are thrilled to announce their membership to the Million Lives Club as a Vanguard member,” said representatives of the MLC.

For more information on BRAC UPGI’s induction into the Million Lives Club, please visit our press release

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