[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PRAN’s aspired identity and roles are functions of its vision, values and mission as influenced by its understanding of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization and its root causes.

PRAN identifies itself as an inter-dependent but truly a Bangladeshi social development organization that focuses mainly on the South and South Eastern parts of the country. PRAN, with a total commitment to the eradication of poverty in Bangladesh, will be rooted in the appropriate values and culture of the people in the country. Based on its own strengths and those of the networks and relations, PRAN will position itself as an active part of the global process of eradicating poverty and marginalization.

In line with its values, PRAN would like to be identified as a party-politically neutral organization. In other words, PRAN will not take sides of any party or engage in promotion of any political party or their viewpoints. Neutrality in this context does not mean not engaging with ‘politics’, but it means engagement with relevant political processes over the issues identified by PRAN’s programme participants as essential for eradication of poverty and establishment of people’s rights. It may be noted that, to PRAN, ‘politics’ refers to the processes and systems for distribution and control of resources.

PRAN will strive to be a bold organization in its position and expression necessary for poverty eradication and establishment of rights. Linked to this is its desire to have its influence and relationships all over Bangladesh and abroad.


First and foremost, PRAN considers its role as a facilitator in the process of poverty eradication and establishment of rights. This role of facilitator recognizes that the primary actors and stakeholders in the process of poverty eradication are poor and marginalized men, women, boys, girls and their communities. The facilitation role involves both proactive and reactive process of intermediation to expand choices at the disposal of poorest and marginalized men, women, boys and girls. This also implies not taking over the process but ensuring that the process moves forward in the desired direction by the people for whom we work.

A facilitator’s role does not mean that PRAN will not involve in direct implementation of development interventions. Where necessary, PRAN will play an implementing role but facilitation at different levels will remain a key to the process. Also, every direct implementation role will be aimed at enhancing the facilitator’s role in the future.

PRAN will also play the role of an advocate to influence public policy, attitude and practices in favour of poor and marginalized men, women, boys and girls. Based on the legitimacy provided by our mandate and commitment for eradication of poverty and marginalization together with our continual contact, relationship and experience with poor and marginalized men, women, girls and boys, PRAN will be able to represent their interest and carry out advocacy in favour of them. This will be the role of amplifying the voices of poor and marginalized people, and the organization’s role and type / process of engagement will vary depending on different contexts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]