Ep. 26 | Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Active Labour Market Policies

In this episode, our guests focus on the role of active labour market policies (ALMPs) in guaranteeing, supporting or even creating income-generation activities. Among other topics, we discuss the possible role of ALMPs in reducing informality in developing countries, and how well-integrated they are with other social protection mechanisms such as social insurance and social security. 

Guests for this episode include: 

  • Veronica Escudero, Senior Economist, ILO 
  • Denni Pusba Purbasari, Executive Director, PMO Prakerja 

In the “Quick Wins” segment, Jean Claude Muhire, Rwanda Programme Director for the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, BRAC, explains how ‘Graduation’ approaches, famous for being implemented in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia, are now being implemented in different contexts such as in Rwanda.  


Episode links:  

Publication | Are active labour market policies effective in activating and integrating low-skilled individuals? An international comparison


Quick Wins links: 

Article | How Graduation can complement social protection for women in extreme poverty

Result Brief | Strengthening Social Protection Systems in Rwanda to Increase Resilience and Build Human Capital