Webinar Presentation: SPEC Webinar 8 - Integrating the Graduation Approach with Government Social Protection and Employment Generation Programs: sharing experiences from Asia and Africa
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 27 September 2018. Graduation programs blend together elements of social protection, livelihoods promotion, financial inclusion, and social empowerment - each of which tackles separate aspects of extreme poverty. Backed by comprehensive, independent research and adapted in more than 40 countries, the typically two year time-bound approach has helped extreme poor households build resilience to shocks while placing them on an upward trajectory out of poverty into sustainable livelihoods. During this interactive session, speakers reflected on key questions including drivers behind adopting the Graduation approach by these governments; how the Graduation approach adds value to cash transfer programs; what challenges they had to overcome (e.g. cost and design-complexity); the roadblocks to scaling up and so on.