The SIL Library contains articles, blog posts, reports, case studies, presentations, newsletters and videos covering a wide range of topics, including financial inclusion, scaling up social impact, ICT4D and innovations happening at BRAC.

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Doing while Learning

“Doing while Learning” is an initiative focused on how six partners in South Asia scaled up socially focused initiatives over the course of a year.

Hear directly from “Doing while Learning” partners
about their experience:


An introductory video which explains the objectives
of the project:

DwL video 1

Case studies

If you want to know more about the “Doing while Learning” partners’ scaling experience, check out the series of case studies below:


Read this report to learn about our innovative research methods: Doing While Learning Action Research Report: Reflections on a practitioner-centred application of developmental evaluation

Other Available Resources:

To develop an analytical lens of scaling, one of our first steps was to write a series of case studies. These have been taught at Notre Dame University and New York University. We encourage others to incorporate them into their curriculum as well.

Advocacy in Action: Scaling Social Mobilization in Pakistan

Tackling extreme poverty: from Bangladesh to a Global Agenda

A community-based approach to urban development in Bangladesh

BRAC’s Education Support Program: Scaling through Local Partnerships

Innovation Fund for Mobile Money

BRAC sees a tremendous opportunity to use mobile money to innovate, better serve clients and become more efficient. With the support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BRAC social innovation lab established the BRAC Innovation Fund for mobile money.

Available Resources

We have done a few research work to learn about our clients. Also, we have written few blog posts to caputure our learnings.

To learn about what we have done so far with mobile money click: Mobile Money Learnings

Watch the exciting videos that we have made for mobile money: