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Mainstreaming Graduation into Social Protection Floors – International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

By BRAC UPGI • July 1, 2016 • 1 minute read

By Harshani Dharmadasa, Ian Orton and Lauren Whitehead

With the recent adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), eradicating extreme poverty presents a major challenge for governments worldwide. Despite recent progress, 902 million people remain in extreme poverty. To attain the right to social protection for people living in extreme poverty and, simultaneously, SDG Goal 1, it will be necessary to lift them above the international extreme poverty line of USD1.90/day. It is necessary to implement holistic, complementary and assessed interventions that support the realisation of national social protection floor initiatives (SPF-I) and other human rights. We argue that the ‘Graduation’ approach, which aims to equip the poorest of the poor with the tools, livelihoods and self-confidence to escape extreme poverty after the end of the intervention, is one such approach.

Published by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (2016)