Graduation Approach & Indigenous Peoples

Adapting the Graduation Approach for indigenous peoples

Trickle Up has implemented the Graduation Approach with indigenous peoples in Latin America in Guatemala, Mexico and Paraguay, and in India in Odisha and Jharkhand. Generally, indigenous peoples live in rural areas, where the indicators of poverty are higher, and are characterized by multiple vulnerabilities and high degrees of marginalization. 

This document shares results from Trickle Up’s work in adapting the Graduation Approach to indigenous peoples in Latin America, a description of the adaptations to the approach required, and key learnings. 


Little pictures that tell the big story

On October 17, 2005, I started a new job – and a new career – as President of Trickle Up. I arrived after 30+ years in the media business (Wall Street Journal, ABC News, New York Times). While I came with zero experience in international development, the board felt I...