Impact and Scalability with ‘Graduating to Resilience’

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 led by AVSI Foundation in partnership with American Institutes for Research and Trickle Up.
The Graduating to Resilience activity has transformed the livelihoods of over 13,000 households in Uganda by moving families from poverty to sustainable self-reliance.  
USAID Administrator Samantha Power praised the activity’s efficacy and potential for global scalability in her comments to the Senate. She highlighted its high efficacy and scalability, illustrating how a sequenced blend of support—ranging from training to financial services—enables refugees to shift from dependency on humanitarian aid to sustainable self-reliance.  
“For every dollar invested, households are seeing over four times the return in economic benefits,” noted Administrator Power. Motivated by these compelling outcomes, USAID is now poised to replicate this model in other countries, aiming to broaden the impact and continue breaking cycles of poverty globally.  

Discover more about the impact of the Graduating to Resilience Activity

This post was originally made by AVSI Foundation on LinkedIn, and can be viewed here.

The photo featured in the post is also courtesy of AVSI Foundation.

Trickle Up is a global anti-poverty nonprofit. Trickle Up’s mission is to partner with women in extreme poverty to build economic opportunity and drive inclusion

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