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A “Big Push” To End Extreme Poverty – J-PAL South Asia

By Anu Kumar • August 25, 2023 • 1 minute read

For the last 15 years, J-PAL South Asia has been working with governments, academia, NGOs, and philanthropic organizations to fight extreme poverty.

J-PAL South Asia, together with JEEViKA and NGO Bandhan-Konnagar, has been working on implementing JEEViKA’s Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY) in Bihar since 2018. The program offers useful lessons for organizations seeking to form effective multi-stakeholder collaborations to reduce poverty at scale.

SJY is among the largest government-led scale-up of the Graduation Approach, designed to make the poorest of the poor households become self-sufficient through business training, life-skills coaching and short-term financial support.

The program has so far reached 162,000 women-headed households in Bihar. The Government of Bihar is now on track to take it to 200,000 households by March 2024.

For more details, visit povertyactionlab.org/south-asia