Past Projects

Since the creation of the Graduation approach in 2002, BRAC has been directly implementing and providing technical assistance to governments, NGOs, and multilateral institutions around the globe. Discover more about our past engagements via the links below.


BRAC ran a small pilot covering 400 households with funding support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL) & International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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In October 2016, the Government of the Republic of Kenya (GoK) with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched two Graduation pilots in rural Kenya to enable ultra-poor women and youth to build resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

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BRAC supported the Ministry of Social Development in designing a national Graduation model adapted to diverse ecological zones and vulnerable communities affected by entrenched poverty, HIV and climate change.

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BRAC Pakistan launched the Programme for Poverty Reduction (PPR) – a Graduation program designed to address the specific vulnerabilities of marginalised populations in Balochistan. The program included 1,500 households and was funded by IFAD and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF).

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In support of the Rwandan Government’s Vision 2020 targets and EDPRS 2 policy commitments relating to supporting sustainable graduation from extreme poverty, LODA, with support from UNICEF, commissioned a process evaluation of the initiative with a view to informing future scale-up activities.

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South Sudan

This two year pilot consisted of 450 households in Yei County, an area tormented by frequent conflict and violence, population displacement, low access to markets and hyperinflation.

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Uganda (TUP)

BRAC’s pilot in Uganda used the Graduation approach to create livelihood opportunities for youth along with social integration, savings promotions, and health awareness.

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World Vision

BRAC supported World Vision in the incorporation of Graduation across its global livelihoods programming, by developing a handbook on how to adapt and operationalize the core principles of Graduation to varying contexts in over 40 countries.

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