Learning curve
We’ve been around for 41 years, but we never stop learning. To help our participants meet the demands of the future, we conduct research and develop new ways to help people gain the skills and support they need to build better lives. It’s how we stay one step ahead of the curve.


Building Self-Reliance for Refugees

View In 2013, UNHCR engaged Trickle Up to design, implement and test the GraduationApproach (GA) in refugee settings in Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, andZambia. This project brief summarizes an independent evaluation of Trickle Up’s performance against...
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Refugee Affairs

This factsheet highlights Trickle Up's work with refugees and host communities

Graduation and Refugee Standards

A Guide for UNHCR Operations & Implementing Partners

Building Self-Reliance for Refugees in Zambia

This factsheet highlights a Trickle Up Learning Mission in the context of the team’s work in Zambia.

Technical Assistance

This factsheet highlights how Trickle Up provides technical assistance to partners

Reducing Violence Against Children in Low Income Settings Through Economic Strengthening & Caregiver Support

With the combined intervention, children had 58% less risk of physical or emotional violence at home.

Graduation Approach & Indigenous Peoples

Adapting the Graduation Approach for indigenous peoples

Graduation in an Urban Refugee Context: A Technical Guide

Graduation Approach design and implementation support manual for refugees and host communities in urban areas

Partnerships & Technical Assistance

Trickle Up has been working with local partners in India, Africa, and the Americas since 1979.

Trickle Up's Approach to Graduation

Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty.

Our Work in Burkina Faso

65% of participants in Burkina Faso report having two or more businesses

We Walk Together

Self-help groups as a safe space for gender justice

Reaching the Ultrapoor in India

As of 2015, Trickle Up had reached over 34,000 households living in ultrapoverty in India.

Disability, Poverty, & Livelihoods

This guide encourages and assists organizations seeking to include people with disabilities in their livelihood programs.