Partnering to Scale Up Graduation with Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society


Trickle Up is partnering with Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) to design and implement livelihood initiatives for people living in ultrapoverty as defined by India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission’s (NRLM) framework. We are creating a replicable model for the state government to connect people living in extreme poverty with social protection services that effectively promote livelihood development. This project will integrate Graduation with the state social protection program in Jharkhand to ensure that the most marginalized groups are included and can benefit from available services.


Through this project, Trickle Up and our community-based partners are providing training, savings group support, coaching, and connection to health and government services to 3,000 ultrapoor participants through the Graduation Approach in the next three years. We seek to scale up the project to 10,000 participants in the following two years.


Project Objectives

  • Increase government responsiveness to the needs of the ultrapoor and facilitate sustainable livelihood development among communities living in conditions of ultrapoverty and vulnerability by ensuring social and financial inclusion.
  • Develop a replicable strategy that can be scaled in Jharkhand and beyond, as other NRLM state branches seek to improve the reach and efficacy of their livelihood programs for families living in extreme poverty.

Project Data

Data will be posted when available. 

Manoharpur, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India
Maheshpur, Pakur, Jharkhand, India


Start Date: 5/1/2015 
End Date: 4/30/2018


Number of Participants: 12,000

Vulnerable Populations

Women, Rural, Indigenous Groups, Extreme Poor, Ultrapoor 

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, Access to Formal Financial Services (savings and credit), Access to Insurance Services, Links to Government Services, Wage Employment, Links to Job Opportunities, Inclusion in Village Organization (VO) and Cluster Level Federations (CLF) 

Our Partners

Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) was formed as an autonomous society in 2009 within the Rural Development Department, Government of Jharkhand, India, to implement poverty reduction programs. Since 2011, JSLPS has implemented the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) in Jharkhand, which seeks to reduce poverty by enabling the poor households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots institutions of the poor. Trickle Up has partnered with JSLPS since 2015. 

PRAVAH, founded in 1992, is a non-profit voluntary organization working with the disadvantaged communities to improve livelihood opportunities and create an enabling environment for them to live with dignity. Trickle Up has worked in partnership with PRAVAH since 2011. 

Lohardaga Gram Swarajya Sansthan (LGSS) was formed in 1985 to empower rural poor and disadvantaged communities in Lohardaga district, Jharkhand, India, to identify and utilize their potential and resources for their overall development in a sustainable manner. Trickle Up has partnered with LGSS since 1999.