Updated May 24, 2019

Shamsunnahar brac beneficiary (2)

Ultra Poor Graduation Approach

Part of BRAC

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Dristy Shrestha

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Stage 6: Sustainable Scale

Registered in Bangladesh.

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Education, Gender and 4 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Education, Gender, Health, Youth, Resilience and Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Uganda, South Sudan, Pakistan and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Uganda, South Sudan, Pakistan, Kenya, Bangladesh and AfghanistanSEE LESS

Countries Implemented In

Innovation Description

The Ultra Poor Graduation Approach is a comprehensive, time-bound and sequenced set of interventions designed to graduate households from ultra poverty into sustainable livelihoods. Pioneered by BRAC in 2002, it has been scaled in Bangladesh, where 1.7 million households (approximately 6.8 million people) have graduated over the past 15 years with a 95% success rate. It is a proven, well-researched, replicable, and scalable integrated development approach to address the needs of the global poor.


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