• Case studies

    Women’s Economic Empowerment; Shahida’s story

    Womens Economic Empowerment Shahida's Story
  • Blogs

    It’s time teachers prioritise mental health

    It’S Time Teachers Prioritise Mental Health
  • Blogs

    A look back over 2022

    Copy Of A Look Back Over 2022!
  • News & events

    Hitan Mehta, of British Asian Trust, awarded OBE in New Year Honours

    Hitan Mehta, Of British Asian Trust, Awarded OBE In New Year Honours
  • Blogs

    Supporting innovation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh

    Supporting Innovation To Mitigate The Impacts Of Climate Change On Bangladesh

Empowering Women in South Asia

We are supporting thousands of marginalised women to build resilience against poverty. With our support they are gaining economic empowerment through increased access to finance, learning about financial management and seeking control of resources. Our Women’s Economic Empowerment programme, supported by the UK Government, has had great results and made a real change in the lives of almost 10,000 women. Read more about our work.

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Pioneering innovation in international development

We believe that the problems of the world will not be solved by philanthropy and traditional development approaches alone.

We are pioneers in “social finance”, which focusses on outcomes and results and unlocks new capital to address the most urgent issues of South Asia.

Through our award-winning Social Finance Unit we have already established the world’s largest Education Development Impact Bond and are now developing a range of other innovative initiatives across the region.

We believe that social finance has the potential to fundamentally improve philanthropy and development and we are proud to be global pioneers in this exciting space.

Read the latest updates about our social finance work.