12.9% of the population in Bangladesh live below the global poverty line of USD 1.90 per day.

 

20 million people in Bangladesh still live in extreme poverty. People living in ultra poverty are the most vulnerable subgroup within them. Food insecurity, irregular income, lack of skills and assets distress the lives of the ultra poor every day. They are mostly excluded from social services and healthcare, generally live in remote areas disconnected from markets, and are often unable to work due to prolonged illnesses or disability in the family.

VIEW 2016 PROGRAMME BRIEF

A carefully sequenced combination of life skills coaching and technical skills training, asset transfers, consumption stipend, savings matching and healthcare linkages. Interventions are individually customised to promote the economic and psychosocial well-being of families who are living in ultra poverty, detached from essential services and mainstream development interventions.

IMPACT

 
 
  • Governments, aid organisations, and donors have been looking for something backed by real evidence showing they can help the poorest of the world, and the graduation approach does exactly that.
    Annie Duflo
    Innovations for Poverty Action
  • I am fixated on the impact of the mentoring/coaching aspect of the graduation programme as the key ingredient in building the social capital necessary to connect the poor to services and their community as a way out of poverty.
    Mark Daniels
    Philippines Country Director, Opportunity International

WHAT WE DO

 
 
 
 

HOW WE DO IT

 
 
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Participatory appraisal

Identify participants through community-based social mapping and wealth ranking
08_Big-push-capital-injection

‘Big push’ capital injection

Initiate income generation activities through asset transfer as grants or soft loans
09_Dedicated-coaching-and-supervision

Dedicated coaching and supervision

Provide regular coaching to ensure growth of enterprise, as well as familiarise with social and health issues, and instill confidence
10_Income-diversification

Income diversification

Promote multiple income sources to reduce the risk of single asset loss
 
11_Savings-promotion

Savings promotion

Participants regularly save a minimum amount to facilitate access to financial services
12_Forming-village-poverty-and-social-security-committees

Forming village poverty and social security committees

Monthly meeting of village elders and influentials to support and connect participants to development interventions
 

WHY IT WORKS

 
 
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Targeted approach

Spatial poverty maps and community wealth ranking identify households with the greatest needs
14_Focus-on-soft-skills

Focus on soft skills

Enterprise-specific training, financial literacy and awareness building on critical issues
15_Diatary-support

Dietary support

Support participants with nutritional provisions for a period of 28-32 weeks
16_Community-engagement

Community engagement

Engage the community as a positive influence on participants’ lives, creating easier access to mainstream services
 

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