Current Projects

BRAC is implementing Graduation programs worldwide as part of its broader goal to end poverty. The Initiative supports implementers to reach the poorest and most marginalized communities across the globe.


The Ultra-Poor Graduation programme in Bangladesh, formerly known as Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) programme, is recognised worldwide as the pioneer of the Graduation approach and is acclaimed for its innovative and holistic solution to ultra-poverty.

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In July 2018, BRAC launched its engagement with the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Egyptian Human Development Association, and Giving without Limits Association to achieve their objective of reducing extreme poverty in Egypt.

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The Graduation program being directly implemented by BRAC Liberia aims to provide targeted support to 750 ultra-poor households across three Branch Office locations; Kakata, Unification Town and Gbarnga (250 households per branch).

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The Department of Labor and Employment in the Philippines in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and technical assistance of BRAC launched a Graduation pilot that targets 1,800 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino in 32 barangays across five municipalities in Negros Occidental.

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Uganda (DIG)

BRAC, Humanity & Inclusion and National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) are implementing a disability-inclusive ultra-poor Graduation programme in Northern Uganda that targets 2,700 people in four districts, with over 15% of participants living with a disability.

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BRAC UPGI is currently supporting the World Bank and the Government of Zambia to strengthen its impact on women’s empowerment in the Sustainable Women’s Livelihoods (SWL) Initiative. Modeled after the Graduation approach, SWL has provided over 75,000 women from extremely poor households with life and business skills training, a productive grant, follow-up support and mentorship, and savings groups.

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