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Adapting Graduation for Refugees in Zambia

Over the past 50 years, Zambia has been a haven for refugees escaping conflict in surrounding countries

Zambia currently hosts over 76,000 persons of concern, including 50,000 refugees, largely from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

In 2016, Trickle Up, with support from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), began working with UNHCR Zambia and implementing partner Self Help Africa (SHA) to design, adapt, and implement an 18-month Graduation Approach (GA) intervention in Meheba, a refugee settlement in Northwestern Zambia. Between September 2017 and April 2019, the pilot reached 105 participants and targeted an additional cohort of 150 in August 2019.

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At U.S. Senate Testimony on April 9, 2024, USAID Administrator Samantha Power commends the Graduating to Resilience activity, a poverty reduction program piloted in Uganda, for its impressive impact and scalability. The Graduating to Resilience activity consortium is...