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BRAC UPGI Supports Expansion of Graduation in India, the Philippines, and Tunisia

 February 25, 2021 • 1 minute read

NEW YORK — Today, BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI), a global program committed to helping people lift themselves from extreme poverty, announced three new contracts to expand implementation of BRAC’s Graduation approach with governments in Tamil Nadu, India, the Philippines, and Tunisia.

The Graduation approach is a multifaceted, evidence-based set of interventions based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those living at a severe level of extreme poverty. Through training in life skills, finance, and business skills, along with consumption stipends, an asset transfer, and regular coaching and monitoring, BRAC’s Graduation approach addresses participants’ complex needs and helps them create a pathway out of extreme poverty.

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