Policy highlights:

  • In this presentation Devereux and Roelen explore the potential of various graduation programmes, based on comparative research conducted in six countries.
  • As the limitations of simple cash transfers as a tool for achieving food security and sustainable poverty reduction are recognized, combined interventions are increasingly being implemented. Such integrated approaches include: 1) cash transfers + savings provision, to alleviate extreme poverty, and 2) asset transfers + training for livelihood promotion.
  • Research shows that sustained poverty alleviation (so-called ‘graduation’ from poverty) is most successfully achieved using a third combined intervention: cash or food + behaviour change communication (BCC).
  • Findings suggest that effective graduation can be achieved if the following are taken into account: 1) money is not enough, coaching and support are necessary; 2) the impact of coaching and support stretches beyond direct programme beneficiaries; 3) sustained impact requires sustained investments; and 4) the combination of cash and BCC is particularly effective.
Share this post

Related items

reading-list-include-dec-2021
Getting up to speed with inclusive development

Every month we share with our readers a curated reading list on inclusive development. Here you can find the list for December 2021

reading-list-november-cover
Getting up to speed with inclusive development

Every month we share with our readers a curated reading list on inclusive development. Here you can find the list for November 2021

include_reading_list_october
Getting up to speed with inclusive development

The INCLUDE team’s reading list: October 2021 One of INCLUDE’s core beliefs is that so…

reading-list-september
Getting up to speed with inclusive development

The INCLUDE team’s reading list: September 2021 One of INCLUDE’s core beliefs is that so…

INCLUDE 2021 Conference report Building forward more inclusively-cover
INCLUDE conference report: ‘Building forward more inclusively’

We are proud to share the newly released conference report, from INCLUDE’s online event ‘Building…