Delivery of Graduation in Burkina Faso


This three-year project supports the design, delivery, and learning associated with the World Bank’s Adaptive Social Protection Program (ASP) in Burkina Faso and four other countries in the Sahel (Niger, Chad, Mauritania and Senegal). Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) will manage the RCT for the ASP regionally. Trickle Up is testing how best to engage community-level agents to efficiently and effectively provide coaching, including through linking to referral processes to meet the differing needs of participants.


In October 2016, the World Bank and six Sahelian country governments convened in Dakar to agree on the components of a “basic package” for the nascent ASP program. This “basic package” comprises many of the components central to the Graduation Approach, including individualized coaching. Delivering and financing individualized coaching at scale is a challenge, particularly in the context of dispersed populations and limited human resources. Building on two years of smaller scale experimentation, Trickle Up’s engagement in this project includes support real-team learning through implementation to help address this challenge.

Project Objectives

  • Support program design and the development of training materials for the ASP, specifically in coaching and VSLA (savings group) formation
  • Contributing to the implementation of the ASP in four provinces in Burkina Faso
  • Providing training and some monitoring support to personnel implementing the ASP package
  • Contributing to process and implementation evaluation and learning in Burkina Faso, particularly related to the delivery of coaching.

Project Data

Project data will be posted when available.

Burkina Faso


Start Date: 3/1/2017
End Date: 2/28/2020


Number of Participants: 20,000


Vulnerable Populations

Women, People with Disabilities, Rural, Extreme Poor


Project Components

Stipend for Consumption Support, Asset Transfer, Coaching, Savings/Self-Help Groups (savings and credit services, Technical Livelihood Skills Training, Financial Literacy and Capability Training, Links to government services

Our Partners

Created in 1996, Association Monde Rural (AMR)’s mission is to contribute to improving the conditions and the livelihoods of rural populations in Gourcy, Burkina Faso, through the promotion of women’s grassroots initiatives, protection and promotion of natural areas and resources, promotion of human rights and freedoms, promotion of good governance in general and local governance in particular. Working together since 2008, Trickle Up and AMR hope to reduce extreme poverty in the North Region of Burkina Faso.


Association d’Aide aux Enfants et aux Familles Démunies (ADEFAD)’s mission is to contribute to improving the conditions and the livelihoods of rural populations of Burkina Faso through the promotion of women’s grassroots initiatives, protection and promotion of the rights of rural women through their empowerment, support to mothers to promote education for vulnerable children, and promotion of the rights of girls particularly in the fight against female genital mutilation. ADEFAD was created in 1995 in Ouahigouya, Yatenga Province, Burkina Faso, and has been Trickle Up’s partner since 2008.


The mission of Alliance Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité en Afrique (AIDAS) is to fight poverty in all its forms. AIDAS is dedicated to developing livelihood strategies with women in rural areas and has expertise in food security, harvest storage, and cereal bank management. AIDAS was created in 2005 in Yako, Passoré Province, Burkina Faso, and has been a Trickle Up partner since 2008.

The World Bank consists of The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and The International Development Association, and is a cooperative made up of 189 member countries. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Trickle Up has been partners with the World Bank since 2017.

In September 2014, the Government of Burkina Faso launched the Safety Nets Project Burkin-Naong Sa Ya, a cash transfer program for vulnerable populations, as part of the country’s Accelerated Growth Strategy for Sustainable Development (SCADD). Burkin-Naong Sa Ya targets the following three regions of Burkina Faso: Northern Region, Eastern Region and Center East Region. Trickle Up has partnered with Burkin-Naong Sa Ya since 2017.