Sustainable escapes from poverty through productive inclusion

What are the key features of existing programmes that allow poor people to sustainably escape from poverty in a cost-effective and scalable way? This is the question that this policy guide has investigated. Its has reviewed the contribution of social protection programmes in facilitating sustained escapes from poverty through the productive inclusion of poor individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS).

This policy guide looks at evidence from social protection programmes with innovative designs that combine different interventions, either following a graduation approach or by building integrated social protection systems. This comparative approach is new and offers insights for policy-makers seeking to design integrated social protection systems that fulfill protective and preventive functions as well as maximise their promotive and transformative potential in order to lift people out of poverty in a sustained way.