Padayon Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP): Adapting the Graduation Approach in the Philippines

After a successful pilot with the Philippines Department of Labor and Employment, BRAC UPGI has partnered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Asian Development Bank, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to bring the scaled Padayon Sustainable Development Program to three provinces in southern Philippines. This integrated program is … Continued

How Coaching Enhances the Impacts of Graduation

The Graduation approach builds self-confidence, skills, resilience, and sustainable, diversified livelihoods by meeting participants’ basic day-to-day needs, providing training and assets for income generation, financial literacy and savings support, and social empowerment through community engagement and life skills training – all facilitated through in person coaching. Coaches play a critical role in encouraging participants to … Continued

Door of Hope (Bab Amal): Adapting the Graduation Approach in Upper Egypt

In July 2018, the Bab Amal Graduation program was launched with the objective of reducing extreme poverty in Upper Egypt. Together with the Sawiris Foundation, J-PAL, the Egyptian Human Development Association (EHDA), and Giving Without Limits Association (GWLA), the pilot targets approximately 2,400 rural, extreme poor households in the Assiut and Sohag governorates. BRAC UPGI … Continued

Tackling Psychosocial and Capital Constraints to Alleviate Poverty

Thomas Bossuroy, Markus Goldstein, Bassirou Karimou, Dean Karlan, Harounan Kazianga, William Parienté, Patrick Premand, Catherine C. Thomas, Christopher Udry, Julia Vaillant & Kelsey A. Wright – Nature (2022) Abstract Many policies attempt to help extremely poor households build sustainable sources of income. Although economic interventions have predominated historically, psychosocial support has attracted substantial interest, particularly … Continued

فيديو برنامج باب امل (عربي) / Bab Amal Graduation Program Overview

In July 2018 the Bab Amal Graduation program was launched with the objective of reducing extreme poverty in Upper Egypt. BRAC UPGI is providing technical assistance on the program which is focused on rural households, particularly those with livestock as a primary source of income. Together with the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) , … Continued

DOLE Graduation Program: Building Resilience in the Philippines through Sustainable Livelihoods

In 2018, the Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and technical assistance from BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative launched a pilot across five municipalities in Negros Occidental. The video highlights the program interventions and the many obstacles participants overcame in their efforts to uplift themselves out of … Continued

Graduation Pilot in the Philippines – Overview

Join us for an introduction to the Graduation pilot taking place in the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines, in partnership with the Asia Development Bank and the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment.

Youth Graduation Pilot in Uganda

Meet some of the participants of the BRAC International Graduation pilot in Uganda focused on empowering and uplifting youth.

Uplifting the Extreme Poor in Rural Kenya: PROFIT Financial Graduation

Scholastica hasn’t just used her participation in the PROFIT Financial Graduation program to change the life of her and her family, she actively seeks out others to share the skills and training she has received to change the lives of those in her community.

A Fresh Start in Rural Kenya: PROFIT Financial Graduation

The Samburu region is an impoverished area of northern Kenya fraught with conflict and struggling with crippling poverty. Here how the PROFIT Financial Graduation program empowered Anna Lobug to build her livelihood and get a fresh start in life.