Where We Work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.