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Where We Work

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.

Bangladesh

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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Egypt

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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Liberia

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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Philippines

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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Zambia

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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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.

Afghanistan

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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Kenya

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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Lesotho

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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Pakistan

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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Rwanda

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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