Representatives from Erol Foundation and Amplifier Strategies visited Bandhan’s Targeting the Hardcore Poor Program in April. They met with current project participants and graduates from the program. To read about the visit, please follow this link: http://www.bandhanmf.com/monthly_bulletin/apr_2013/erol.aspx
Representatives from the World Bank and SIDBI visited Bandhan in April to meet with staff and see Bandhan’s programs in the field. To read the full details of their visit, please go to: http://www.bandhanmf.com/monthly_bulletin/apr_2013/world_bank.aspx
Read Trickle Up’s inaugural edition of the Trickle Up Outcomes Report, you will hear their stories through numbers and see evidence of how Trickle Up helps people start on a pathway out of extreme poverty. To read the full report, please follow the link: http://www.trickleup.org/media/publications/Trickle-Up-2013-Outcomes-Report.cfm
The CGAP- Ford Foundation Graduation Program recently featured on results stories during spring meetings. To read the full article, please follow the link: http://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2013/04/04/graduation-program-creating-pathways-out-of-extreme-poverty-into-sustainable-livelihoods
In this post, we learn about the kind of decisions the CLM team has to make during the last stage of the member selection process, final verification. Though almost everyone the team meets during that part of the work is poor and very needy, it is not always clearly whether a family truly needs CLM.
Sushila lives in Jhankarguda, a remote village in Orissa, with her husband, 3 daughters and 1 son. Jhankarguda is beautiful but extremely remote. To visit, one travels 7 hours by train from the state capital and a further 2 ½ hours (95 km) by 4-wheel-drive vehicle. The village is small, with only 157 households, most …
Stephen Devreux, IDS, blogs about his “Graduation Skepticism”: According to Devreux, “’graduation’ in the sense of participants crossing an income or asset threshold, after which they are no longer eligible for safety net support” is probably only for “a minority under very specific conditions.”
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