Disability Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach: Considerations for Implementing Best Practices, A Case of Northern Uganda

This resource highlights considerations to be made when designing, implementing, and evaluating a Disability Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach encompasses learnings taken from the Disability Inclusive Graduation (DIG) project in Uganda implemented by BRAC, Humanity and Inclusion, and the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU). This Implementation Best Practices Considerations (hereafter referred to … Continued

Stories of Resilience and Innovation: Disability Inclusive Graduation (DIG) in Uganda

In 2020 a Disability Inclusive Graduation program was launched in Northern Uganda, targeting 2,700 households living in extreme poverty. The DIG program provided training on enterprise management, life skills, financial literacy, and inclusion in Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) groups and Village Social Solidarity Committees. Among the participants were 554 persons living with disabilities … Continued

Adapting the Graduation Approach for Unique Contexts

Enabling people to escape the poverty trap for the long-term requires adaptive approaches that are designed at the local level with their unique contexts in mind. Graduation is one such approach that goes far beyond simply building resilient livelihoods and works to address the multidimensional nature of extreme poverty that is often compounded by circumstances … Continued

BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Program in Liberia

In November 2018, BRAC International, with funding from the Dutch Postcode, began the targeting process and launched the Liberia Graduation pilot in March 2019 to provide targeted support to 750 households living in extreme poverty across Kakata and Gbarnga counties and Unification Town (250 households per branch). After two prolonged civil wars and the 2014 … Continued

Disability Inclusion Graduation (DIG) in Uganda – Program Overview

In late 2017 BRAC Uganda, the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU), and Humanity & Inclusion (HI, formerly Handicap International), with support from BRAC UPGI and BRAC UK, began work to design and implement the Disability Inclusive Graduation (DIG) project in three districts of Uganda. The purpose of this project is to … Continued