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This overview handout outlines the Graduation Approach and has basic facts about each pilot in the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program.
Asset Transfer Programme for the Ultra Poor The world’s poorest people lack both capital and skills and are trapped in low return occupations. Whether their economic lives can be transformed by programmes which attempt to tackle both constraints by providing assets and training to enable them to run small businesses is however unknown. To shed …
Abstract: “It was If we were drowning”: shocks, stresses and safety nets in India Government social protection schemes and conventional microfinance interventions have struggled to reach the poorest and help them escape the confines of extreme poverty. In response, BRAC in Bangladesh experimented with an innovative approach that combined livelihood creation, financial services, and social safety …
This report presents findings from BRAC Development Institute’s (BDI) final qualitative evaluation of the Trickle Up Ultra Poor Program in West Bengal, India. This study is second in a series of post pilot assessments of CGAP – Ford Foundation Graduation pilots currently in scale up phase. Trickle Up UP Program Final Qualitative Assessment
Since 2006, CGAP and the Ford Foundation have been exploring how the “graduation model” can create pathways out of extreme poverty. The graduation model targets the “poorest”—people who have no assets and are chronically food insecure. Safety nets usually help these very poor people become food secure for the duration of the program but often …
Failure vs. Displacement: Why an Innovative Anti-Poverty Program showed no Net Impact – DRAFT (July 2012)
This document present results from a randomized trial of an innovative anti-poverty program in India. Instead of a safety net, the program provides “ultra-poor” households with inputs to create a new livelihood and attain economic independence. We find no statistically significant evidence of lasting net impact on consumption, income or asset accumulation. The main impact was …
The world’s poorest people lack both capital and skills and typically engage in insecure and often seasonal occupations where they labor for others. The non-poor, in contrast, tend to be employed in running their own businesses or in secure wage employment. Whether the lack of capital and skills determines occupational choice and poverty is however …
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