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Expanding Graduation to Reach More in Extreme Poverty

By Anu Kumar • October 18, 2022 • 1 minute read

Developed in the early 2000s, the Graduation approach was born out of learning from BRAC’s long period of program implementation that preceded it. BRAC has continuously evolved the Graduation approach since first starting the Ultra-Poor Graduation (UPG) program in Bangladesh in 2002, and it has now been adapted and expanded by BRAC and other organizations all around the world. The Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative has been working with partners throughout Asia and Africa to pilot and integrate the Graduation approach into existing social protection systems in an effort to prove its effectiveness and scalability. The ability of Graduation to address the multidimensional nature of extreme poverty and achieve long-term impact in a wide range of contexts is one such reason we are working to expand its reach through direct implementation and partnership. Discover our journey of learning and adaptation that has been over 20 years in the making.