* The Bangladesh context and impetus for BRAC;
* Theory of development, guiding principles and target strategies;
* Details of BRAC's four main programmes in rural development, rural credit, health and education;
* Describes emergency programmes and BRAC's commercial enterprises;
* BRAC' credit and savings and institutional support to local communities for livestock, fisheries, irrigation, and sericulture practices;
* Otlines the organisational structure of BRAC: support systems, research, evaluation, monitoring, logistics, materials, publications, and computer departments;
* Donors and funding issues.
Management structures and methods within BRAC as a large and complex NGO are explained, including plans for BRAC's work in the 1990s and measuring BRAC's success and the sustainability of its work in the long-term. Status of BRAC programs are presented as they were in 1990-1991.