High-Level Thematic Round Table 1: Investing in People in LDCs to leave no-one behind (LDC5)

This is a recording of an event that took place on March 5, 2023 at LDC5 in Doha, Qatar. The high-level thematic round tables will focus on consensus-building to renew and reinvigorate partnerships and mobilize additional international support measures and actions in support of least developed countries to enhance their resilience to multiple shocks and … 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

UK International Development Committee Formal Meeting: Extreme Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

On Tuesday 1 March, the UK House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) began taking evidence on extreme poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals. Experts sharing evidence included: Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director at Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford Romilly Greenhill, UK Director at ONE Campaign Shameran Abed, Executive … Continued

BRAC Regional Dialogue: Applying Evidence to Eradicate Extreme Poverty for the Long Term Across Asia

Organiser: Asian Development Bank, ADB BRAC Institute for Governance and Development, BIGD BRAC London School of Economics, LSE United Nations Development Programme, UNDP According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), COVID-19 has pushed 75 million to 80 million people into extreme poverty throughout Asia as of last year. Progress has also been negatively impacted in … Continued

BRAC Regional Dialogue: Applying Evidence to Achieve Long-Term Development and Inclusive Growth Across Africa

Organisers: African Development Bank Group BRAC Institute for Governance and Development, BIGD BRAC United Nations Development Programme, UNDP West Africa Civil Society Institute, WACSI Before COVID-19, many countries across Africa were making significant gains in human capital, improving health and education outcomes for girls and boys and empowering women and youth to reach their full … 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

COVID-19 vs. UPG: Evidence from the 2007 Cohort in Bangladesh

Atiya Rahman and Oriana Bandiera (March 2021) Under normal conditions, BRAC’s flagship Graduation approach aiming to alleviate poverty was proven to be highly successful at giving the poorest women in some of the poorest areas of Bangladesh the tools to escape the poverty trap (Balboni et al., 2021; Bandiera et al., 2017). Pilots of the … Continued