2018 State of the sector: synthesis report

The graduation into sustainable livelihoods approach (hereafter referred to as “graduation”) consists of a sequenced set of interventions aimed at tackling the multifaceted constraints faced by the poorest and most vulnerable households. Pioneered by BRAC in Bangladesh in the early 2000s and further tested through a series of pilots conducted by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and the Ford Foundation, the graduation approach has increasingly been adapted and implemented in low-income and middle-income countries.