Graduating to Resilience


Graduating to Resilience seeks to test the Graduation Approach’s ability to graduate ultra-poor refugee and host community households in Western Uganda from conditions of food insecurity and fragile livelihoods to self-reliance and resilience. The program is funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and led by AVSI Foundation in partnership with Trickle Up and IMPAQ International.


The Graduating to Resilience project provides an opportunity to test a combination of elements of the graduation approach for impact and cost-effectiveness. The Consortium will tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity with a sustainable, cost-effective adaptation of the Graduation Approach.


Learn more about the Graduating to Resilience program by visiting the Activity Update or reading the following stories.


The Graduating to Resilience Context


Graduation Approach


Participatory Rural Appraisal


Collaborating + Learning + Adapting


Where We Are Now



Determined to Rise

The Graduation Approach empowers women living in extreme poverty – even in the most remote locations and long after the project’s completion. Trickle Up's Rose Wilder examines Graduation in the Passoré Province of Burkina Faso.