Social Protection for Economic Inclusion: Adapting the Graduation Approach in Asia and the Pacific


ADB hosted an online event on social protection for economic inclusion, which centered  on the graduation approach as a key strategy for addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities in Asia and the Pacific.

You can find the recording of the event here and the presentation here.

You can also access a Summary of the event here, and a blog by BRAC with a recap of the event here.

The keynote speaker was Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-recipient of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his pioneering work in poverty reduction and development economics research.

The event highlighted key considerations for governments that are planning for, implementing, and scaling up the graduation approach. It shared new evidence from a randomized evaluation of a graduation program led by the Government of the Philippines and discussed lessons and insights on economic inclusion and support for poor and vulnerable households focused on program adaptation and scale.

For more information about the event, click on the "Go To Event" button to visit the event's page on ADB's website.

This online event was held via Zoom, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Manila time (GMT+8).

Event-related materials