SPEC Webinar 9 - Integrating Graduation into Cash Transfer Programs: Experiences from Latin America


Supported by: 

Australia - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ

SPEC Webinar Series

The first generation of Graduation Programs, implemented by NGOs in different parts of the world, has proven to be one of the world’s most effective productive and social inclusion programs for families living in extreme poverty, leading to the Graduation Program expansion across the globe.  

However, what happens when Graduation Programs are implemented by governments in less controlled environments, and they are integrated into social protection schemes such as cash transfers? Fundación Capital (FC) have shared the results from the evaluations conducted by Los Andes University to the Programs FC has been co-designing and implementing with governments in Latin America.

This webinar highlighted the up to date results in three Latin American countries; it explored the lessons learned, challenges, and perspectives so far. The speakers concluded by exchanging about the integration of the Graduation Program for victims of the armed conflict in Colombia, as well as the results from an impact evaluation in Paraguay and the experience in Mexico.


José Julian Velasquez, Technical Advisor, Victims Unit, Government of Colombia

Jorge Maldonado, Researcher, Los Andes University

Tatiana Rincón, Vice-President, Social Promotion and Livelihoods, Fundación Capital


Lisa Hannigan, Director, Poverty and Social Transfers, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Government of Australia


This webinar was the ninth of the Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Employment webinar series, which was organized by Fundación Capital and SPEC. Please join the Online community Social Protection for Employment if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.