Here at the Kravis Prize, we’re proud that our winners are acclaimed leaders in their fields. Their groundbreaking work has even received recognition from renowned political leaders. On May 6, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, 2007 Kravis Prize winner and BRAC Founder, and Grameen Bank Founder Muhammad Yunus on a recent visit to Bangladesh to discuss U.S.-Bangladesh relations with Clinton.

Clinton said BRAC, the world’s largest non-governmental organization, and Grameen Bank were “viewed internationally as the two best development organizations in the world.” Abed and Yunus are “national treasures,” she added. That’s very high (and well-deserved) praise from our very own U.S. Secretary of State!

Work for strong democracy, Hillary urges Bangladesh leaders” [The Hindu, May 7, 2012]