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awards and recognition

In these 30 years of operation, Shakti has been honored with the following awards and recognition

2019 - 2022

  • In 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022, Shakti Foundation achieved AA- in credit rating.
  • Shakti Foundation won 2nd Runner Up Award in the NGO Annual Report category at the ICAB National Awards, 2021.


  • As contributors to accelerating economic inclusion by building local entrepreneurs, Shakti Foundation received the MetLife Award.


  • ZONTA Club of Dhaka IV gave Shakti Foundation recognition for its social activities with women and children.


  • Shakti Foundation was recognized for Leadership in Microcredit by Women's World Banking, New York.


  • Forbes magazine conducted a raking of 641 organizations from 50 countries where Shakti Foundation was ranked 35th overall and 5th among the ranked organizations of Bangladesh.


  • CDF ranked Shakti eighth among 690 organizations.
  • Shakti Foundation secured an A+ rating from Bangladesh Microfinance Rating Institute.
  • Shakti Foundation was among the Top 5 in the list of the best microenterprise lending institutions in a joint initiative by UNCDF and City Group.
  • Out of 231 organizations, CGAP ranked Shakti within the Top 20 for transparency in its operations based on the audit conducted that year.