Heat Crisis: What’s Happening Behind the Headlines – and What’s Next?

This webinar originally took place and was recorded on May 7, 2024. The global south is boiling – and it will only get hotter. Yet key funding and resources rarely reaches the people experiencing the piercing impacts of climate change. How are the people most affected coping? Which response actions work and which fall short? … Continued

Addressing Climate Inequality – LSE

The panel discussion, Addressing Climate Inequality, hosted by the LSE Environment Camp, originally took place and was recorded on May 2, 2024. A central issue with climate change is that those who contribute least to the problem are the most affected. The panel discussion explored new thinking on how to design and finance loss and … Continued

Unlocking Potential: Creating Jobs for the Poorest – PEI

As part of the Spring Meetings, the Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) hosted the session, “Unlocking Potential: Creating Jobs for the Poorest.” This event originally took place and was recorded on April 16, 2024. Dianne Calvi, CEO & President of Village Enterprise and Gregory Chen, Managing Director of BRAC International’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, engaged in … Continued

Future of Development Panel: The Path Forward for Ultra Poor Graduation, Adoption and Scale – Oxford Martin School

A panel discussion hosted on April 11, 2024 by the Oxford Martin School focused on the adoption and scale of the Graduation approach. Panelists include Diva Dhar (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Claire Hutchings (BRAC International), Atul Satija (Nudge Institute), and Dianne Calvi (Village Enterprise). The panel was moderated by Mahreen Khan from the Oxford … Continued

Globalising Southern Approaches to Reducing Extreme Poverty: Policy Adoption of BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor Graduation Program

By Syed M. Hashemi and Aude de Montesquiou This paper explores how BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor graduation program was globally adopted as a successful pathway for extremely poor households to build sustainable livelihoods and improve their conditions. It explores how this Southern model of development and transformation became an integral part of global knowledge. … Continued

Book Launch: Scaling Up Development Impact – Scaling Up Community of Practice

This event was hosted by the Scaling Up Community of Practice and took place on March 12, 2024. This panel discussion featured Isabel Guerrero and her coauthors presenting and discussing with a global panel of experts, including Gregory Chen (Managing Director of the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, BRAC International), the key messages from their recently published … Continued

Why We Should Think About More Than Cash When Seeking to Eradicate Poverty – Nature Careers Podcast

This podcast and interview with Catherine Thomas was originally published by Nature on January 26, 2024. The Working Scientist podcast series from Nature features an episode with Catherine Thomas, a researcher, who is involved in a project in the West African country of Niger, where she is helping its poorest citizens in an extremely innovative … Continued

Protecting Mother Earth: Climate action by and for Women – Paris Peace Forum

This event was originally recorded and streamed on November 11, 2023. While the climate crisis is a threat to everyone, it does not affect us all equally. Mainly because they represent 70% of the 1.3 billion people living in multidimensional poverty (UNPD, 2021) and are more dependent on threatened natural resources, women are more vulnerable … Continued

Building an equitable future through women-centric innovations: Introducing the Equity 2030 Alliance (UNFPA)

The Government of Finland, the Government of Ghana, the Government of Norway, the Government of Vietnam, and UNFPA, the United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency organized this high-level side event on the margins of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, titled “Building an equitable future through women-centric innovations.” The 90-minute in-person … Continued

Devex @ UNGA 78 – Pathways out of Poverty

Devex at UNGA 78 – Day 1 Shameran Abed, Executive Director, BRAC International Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex