This Evidence-Based Solution Could End Global Poverty, But You Probably Haven’t Heard of It – Triple Pundit

This article was originally published by Triple Pundit on November 1, 2023. As TriplePundit moves forward with our new editorial focus on solutions journalism, we’ve looked back at some of the top solutions proposed to address our most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges a decade ago. Now, we’re looking ahead to learn more about the evidence-based responses that can further … Continued

Investing in Those Furthest Behind in Least Developed Countries for Inclusive and Long-Term Growth

BRAC International Executive Director, Shameran Abed, and other members of BRAC leadership participated in the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries to emphasize the importance of investing in those furthest behind and addressing the multifaceted nature of extreme poverty. Governments, development partners, civil society organizations, and private sector partners came together to … Continued

How Governments Can Reach Those Furthest Behind First – Project Syndicate

This article was originally published with Project Syndicate on March 10, 2023.  We are at the halfway point for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (from 2015 to 2030), but we are not halfway to achieving them. In fact, in many critical areas – from poverty to food security – progress has been reversed in recent years, owing to … Continued

SDG Action Space Interview: Shameran Abed

BRAC International Executive Director, Shameran Abed, is interviewed at the SDG Action Space on March 7, 2023, during the Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC 5) in Doha, Qatar.  

Amid Interlocking Crises, Speakers in Round Table Call for Urgent Action to Help Least Developed Countries Face Financing, Education, Social Protection Gaps – United Nations Meeting Coverage

This was originally posted by the United Nations covering the first high-level thematic roundtable at the fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries on March 5, 2023. Read the full article here.  With least developed countries fast approaching tipping points across a range of interlocking crises — including climate change, conflict, and the … Continued

Sequencing Interventions in the Graduation Approach: A Guide to Effective Program Delivery

Shanti Kumar | Technical Advisor, Program Design and Impact The wide-reaching and durable impacts of Graduation programs are often attributed to the multifaceted set of interventions that make up the approach. The sequence of their delivery is less often considered, though just as critical as the interventions themselves. Sequencing, also known as timing or layering, … Continued

Lessons from India on Scaling Graduation through Government

Continued learning and partnership will play a critical role in extreme poverty eradication efforts in the coming years as governments re-evaluate their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. During a recent immersion visit to learn more about JEEViKA’s Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY) program, followed by the Inclusive Finance India and Livelihoods India Summits hosted … Continued

Recommendations for Designing and Delivering Government-Led Graduation Programs for People in Extreme Poverty

By Maxwell Gollin, Policy Officer, BRAC Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative | Carolina de Miranda, Director of Social and Livelihood Promotion, Fundacion Capital | Taddeo Muriuki, Chief Government Relations Officer, Village Enterprise While governments face significant obstacles in designing and delivering approaches for people living in extreme poverty, a substantial body of research shows that programs … Continued

How Graduation can complement social protection for women in extreme poverty – OECD

By Isabel Whisson, Senior Manager | BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative and Bill Abrams, Senior Advisor | Leadership Collaborative to End Ultra-Poverty This article originally appeared on the OECD Development Matters blog on June 27, 2022. Read it here. Successive crises including COVID-19, climate change, conflicts, and the emerging global food crisis will force 75 to 95 million … Continued

What’s the best way to help extremely poor people? After 20 years, the evidence is in. – Vox

By Sigal Samuel, Senior Reporter | Vox Future Perfect This article originally appeared in Vox on June 24, 2022. Read it here. If you want to fight poverty, you probably intuitively feel that the worst-off people are the ones who should be prioritized. As difficult as it is to live on a few bucks a … Continued