The Graduation Approach has Reached the Philippines, Integrating into Existing Government Initiatives

2023 marked the end of the Government of the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Padayon Sustainable Livelihood Program, which equipped more than 2,700 households in the three poorest provinces of the country with the resources and tools needed to improve their socio-economic conditions and develop sustainable livelihoods. DSWD is now looking to … Continued

Climate Adaptation Within Livelihoods and Poverty Programmes: Responding to Extreme Heat in India

The authors of this paper are Shweta S. Banerjee (Country Lead India, BRAC International), Siraz Hirani (Senior Programme Management Specialist, Mahila Housing Trust), Boudewijn Weijermars (Technical Advisor, BRAC International), Ramesh Veluru (India Programme Officer, BRAC International) India is experiencing the effects of the current 1°C global warming. Heat waves, floods, and droughts are affecting the … Continued

2024 ECOSOC Partnership Forum

BRAC International, represented by Heidi McAnnally-Linz, participated in the 2024 Partnership Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on January 30, 2024. The theme of the forum was “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and Eradicating Poverty in times of Multiple Crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient, … Continued

Why We Should Think About More Than Cash When Seeking to Eradicate Poverty – Nature Careers Podcast

This podcast and interview with Catherine Thomas was originally published by Nature on January 26, 2024. The Working Scientist podcast series from Nature features an episode with Catherine Thomas, a researcher, who is involved in a project in the West African country of Niger, where she is helping its poorest citizens in an extremely innovative … Continued

Protecting Mother Earth: Climate action by and for Women – Paris Peace Forum

This event was originally recorded and streamed on November 11, 2023. While the climate crisis is a threat to everyone, it does not affect us all equally. Mainly because they represent 70% of the 1.3 billion people living in multidimensional poverty (UNPD, 2021) and are more dependent on threatened natural resources, women are more vulnerable … Continued

Multidimensional Coaching for Socio-Economic Advancement of People in Poverty (EU Commission)

This publication is a Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Center (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. The purpose of the report is to highlight a relatively new approach to social assistance for people in poverty, focusing on multidimensional coaching. The approach represents a paradigm shift in social assistance design, as … Continued

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Making Jobs Work for People and the Planet

This webinar originally took place on Tuesday, October 17.  This UNDP-hosted discussion focuses on the role of quality jobs in poverty alleviation. It brings together a mix of experts and voices from various sectors, including development, civil society, academia, and the private sector, with the objective of identifying actionable strategies for creating quality jobs that … Continued

Building Stable Livelihoods for the Ultra-Poor

This research was originally published on the J-PAL site and was last updated in October 2023. A multifaceted livelihood program that provided low-income households with a productive asset, training, regular coaching, access to savings, and consumption support led to large and long-lasting positive impacts on their standard of living. Additionally, recipient households were better positioned … Continued

ADB Briefs: Integrating the Graduation Approach into a Sustainable Livelihood Program

No. 258, September 2023 KEY POINTS Drawing on the success of a previous pilot project, the Government of the Philippines and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) implemented a social protection for economic inclusion project serving 2,784 poor households across Iloilo, Bukidnon, and Sultan Kudarat provinces. The project included specific measures and context-specific interventions to improve … Continued

Building an equitable future through women-centric innovations: Introducing the Equity 2030 Alliance (UNFPA)

The Government of Finland, the Government of Ghana, the Government of Norway, the Government of Vietnam, and UNFPA, the United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency organized this high-level side event on the margins of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, titled “Building an equitable future through women-centric innovations.” The 90-minute in-person … Continued