Germany - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Australia - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, DFAT

Webinar presentation - Harvesting Child Nutritional Gains through the Graduation Approach

Slide presentation of the webinar which discussed BRAC’s graduation programme, Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP). It combines the transfer of income-generating assets, as well as training on entrepreneurial activities, health, nutrition, and social and political awareness training, over a two-year period.
While positive socioeconomic impacts of TUP has been well documented, this is the first paper to evaluate the effects of TUP on nutritional outcomes of children under 5 using data from a randomised control trial over a four-year period. The research found large improvements in nutritional outcomes of children in participant households. The likelihood of wasting reduced by 8 percentage points and the likelihood of being underweight reduced by 19 percentage points. The webinar will present the detailed findings of this research.