These are the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Pilots from oldest to most recent.
Fonkoze’s graduation pilot is called Chemen Lavi Miyò, which means “Pathway to a Better Life” in Creole. The pilot project served 150 families in three of the poorest areas in Haiti: Boukankare, Twoudinò, and Lagonav. Fonkoze partners with Partners in Health to offer health services. Fonkoze provides additional benefits such as support for housing renovation, and …
Bandhan launched Targeting Hard-Core Poor pilot in 2006 to reach out to those below the scope of regular microfinance. The pilot covered 45 villages in Murshidabad, in northwest West Bengal. For more information on this pilot contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trickle Up launched the Trickle Up Ultra Poor Program in 2007 in partnership with the Human Development Centre (HDC) in Canning II Block, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. The pilot project was implemented in five panchayats in communities on the “West Bengal Backward Village List,” the poorest in the area. For more information on …
Launched in 2007, SKS reached the poorest in Narayankhed (Medak District, Andhra Pradesh) characterized by high levels of migration, poor wages, and many people too poor to qualify for conventional microfinance. For more information on this pilot contact: email@example.com
The Pakistan CGAP–Ford Foundation Graduation Pilot was launched in 2007. Program areas were selected based on their poor agro-environmental and socio-economic conditions (e.g. low numbers of livestock), poor infrastructure (e.g. difficult market accessibility), and high unemployment (especially, low numbers of government employees). For more information on this pilot contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honduras Mejoramiento Integral de la Familia Rural (MIRE)—Holistic Improvement of Rural Families Program
Mejoramiento Integral de la Familia Rural (MIRE) pilot was jointly implemented by ODEF and Plan International Honduras in 40 communities located in 10 districts of Lempira, in Western Honduras. Participating households received assets to boost income-generating livelihoods, together with training accompaniment on issues such as hygiene, health, agricultural and livestock production, and financial education. The …
The Peru Graduation Pilot is being implemented in 80 communities in the provinces of Canas and Acomayo in Cusco, with the purpose of improving the living conditions of families in extreme poverty, empowering them socially and economically. Through the provision of training and accompaniment, this project aims to complement the work of a government conditional cash …
REST launched the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program in 2010 to reach the poorest recipients of the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PNSP) in 10 sub-districts in Wukro, Tigray. REST selected program villages on the basis on the high number of PNSP beneficiaries, agro-ecological diversity, and accessibility to the main field office in Wukro. …
Social Welfare Fund (SWF) provides cash transfers to 1.4 million participants in Yemen. It has partnered with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) in order to bring an additional set of services to the poorest people accessing the Yemen Social Assistance Fund in the three governorates of Aden, Lahj, and Taiz. For more information on this pilot contact: email@example.com
This program provides the ultra-poor (usually earning less than US$1 per day) with consumption support, livelihood training, transfer of productive asset, health education, and financial education with savings options over 24 months. The objective of the pilot is to help participants escape extreme poverty and graduate into sustainable livelihood and economic stability. The information gathered …
About the Graduation Program
The CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program is a global effort to understand how safety nets, livelihoods, and microfinance can be sequenced to create pathways for the poorest to graduate out of extreme poverty, adapting a methodology used by BRAC in Bangladesh.
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