12 June 2018 - 13 June 2018
Deadline: 13 May 2018
The graduation approach is a time-bound intervention to support people in extreme poverty increase their income and assets, first implemented by BRAC Bangladesh and now successfully replicated in countries around the world. The graduation approach has been recognized as a successful livelihoods intervention that has a lasting impact on the lives of the poorest and precludes long-term aid dependency on the part of beneficiaries. This CGAP/ITCILO blended training programme provides participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide advisory services and technical assistance on the design and implementation of graduation programmes.
The graduation approach is a time-bound intervention targeted to the poorest and most vulnerable to help them expand their economic opportunities in order to increase their income and assets. Graduation was first implemented by BRAC in Bangladesh and now has been successfully replicated in over 40 countries around the world. Rigorous research in varied contexts over the past 15 years have proven graduation to be a successful livelihoods intervention that has a lasting impact on the lives of the poorest and precludes long-term aid dependency on the part of participants.
This workshop will be hosted by the Partnership for Economic Inclusion and the International Training Centre of the ILO and provide an introduction to the principles of graduation, what we know and what we don’t know from the latest research, and a detailed exploration of graduation components with examples of government implementation. Participants will have the opportunity to consider graduation within their own contexts. The workshop will be facilitated by leading graduation implementation and research experts.
This workshop is suited for policymakers and funding organizations and others that may be considering, or in the midst of planning, a graduation project and need to understand the principles and practice of graduation implementation to inform their planning.
By the end of the workshop we hope participants will:
- Understand the core principles and components of the graduation approach, and graduation variations;
- Have explored graduation strategies in different contexts;
- Understand the research results on graduation to date, the future research priorities, and how those can
inform new graduation program design;
- Contextualize graduation experience as it relates to their own projects;
- Learn about the global graduation community of practice and resources available.
Format and Methodology
Format and Methodology
This training combines expert input with applied learning methodologies. Participants will be exposed to variety of learning methods, including expert presentations, group-work and case studies, to ensure a high-quality learning experience.
The training will be in English.