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Pathways Out Of Poverty

Findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation of Trickle Up’s Graduation Program in India
By Amenee Siahpush & Jo Sanson, Trickle Up | Mathew Bombyk, Innovations for Poverty Action

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Americas

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Jan. 2017 Newsletter

01/01/2017
Innovating Solutions. Some criteria for measuring poverty alleviation. The Graduation Model allows establishing criteria on the path to economic autonomy.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Enero 2017 Boletín

01/01/2017
Innovando Soluciones. Unos criterios para medir la superación de la pobreza. El Modelo de Graduación permite establecer criterios sobre el camino hacia una autonomía económica.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Nov. 2016 Newsletter

11/01/2016
Innovating Solutions. Periodic counseling: an added value of the Graduation Model. From the beginning of the Graduation Model, over 3,000 people have been part of this process.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Nov. 2016 Boletín

11/01/2016
Innovando Soluciones. Acompañamiento: un valor agregado del Modelo de Graduación. Desde el inicio del Modelo de Graduación en 2016, más de 3000 mil personas se han incorporado al proceso.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Oct. 2016 Newsletter

10/01/2016
Innovating Solutions. Why is consumption Support the road to a sustainable, dignified livelihood? As part of Graduation, refugees receive cash transfers to ensure access to basic needs.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Oct. 2016 Boletín

10/01/2016
Innovando Soluciones. ¿Por qué el apoyo al consumo es el camino a un medio de vida digno? Como parte del Modelo de Graduación refugiados reciben transferencias monetarias.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Sept. 2016 Newsletter

09/01/2016
Innovating Solutions. Innovative solutions to reduce poverty. Through the Graduation Model, UNHCR & HIAS support the refugee population on the road to self-sufficiency.

 

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe Global

08/15/2016
Trickle Up ayuda a las personas más pobres a graduarse o salir de la pobreza extrema. Ayudamos a las mujeres y otras poblaciones vulnerables a crear micro empresas sostenibles…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe del Enfoque de Graduación

08/15/2016
Trickle Up utiliza el enfoque de Graduación, que se basa en evidencias, para abordar la extrema pobreza y sus complejidades. El enfoque de graduación es secuenciado y de duración determinada.

 

Trickle Up

Building Independence Together: Victoria & Selvin Tiul

03/18/2016
Victoria Tiul lives in Pozo Seco in northern Guatemala with five children and her husband. Their eldest son, Selvin, 14, is affected by a physical disability which makes it difficult for him to walk.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Mar. 2016 Boletín

03/01/2016
Un enfoque gradual para lograr la integración local. El Modelo de Graduación es un programa integral de apoyo a personas refugiadas económicamente activas que se encuentran en situación de vulnerabilidad.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Mar. 2016 Newsletter

03/01/2016
A gradual approach to local integration. The Graduation Model is a comprehensive programme of support for refugees who are economically active and find themselves in a situation of vulnerability.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Nov. 2015 Newsletter

11/01/2015
Graduation Model participants receive technical training. Participants successfully conclude self-employment training. UNHCR works towards the institutionalization of its livelihood programs.

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Aug. 2015 Newsletter

08/01/2015
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and partner HIAS-with technical support from BRAC and Trickle Up, in January 2015, officially launched the Graduation Model in the bustling commercial hub of Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Modelo de Graduación Junio 2015 Boletín

06/01/2015
Beneficiarias nacionales del Modelo de Graduación son capacitadas para establecer su propio negocio. Inicia el proceso de entrega de capital semilla
para apoyar a participantes emprendedores.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach June 2015 Newsletter

06/01/2015
National beneficiaries of the Graduation Model are being trained in order to establish their own business. The beginning of the delivery process of seed capital to support participating entrepreneurs.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Feb. 2015 Newsletter

02/01/2015
The Story of Ericka. The Graduation Model beneficiaries receive training to open their own business. Meeting with the private sector to create employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Dec. 2014 Newsletter

12/01/2014
Official launch of the Graduation Model in Costa Rica. International experts visit the Costa Rican Graduation Model. Beneficiaries of the Graduation Model start their training.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Aug. 2014 Newsletter

08/01/2014
Why is the Graduation Model implemented in Costa Rica? The Graduation Model moves on in its implementation. What organizations are working
in the Graduation Model?

 

UNHCR

The UNHCR Graduation Approach Newsletter

01/29/2014
UNHCR’s livelihood strategy seeks to increase the focus of the institution on dignity, empowerment and self-reliance. Engagement in livelihoods can enable refugees to play an active role in their own transition.

 

Trickle Up

Disability, Poverty, & Livelihoods: Guidance from Trickle Up

11/21/2013
This guide was developed based on Trickle Up’s experience developing and implementing a disability inclusive livelihood project in rural Guatemala and draws on Trickle Up’s broader…

 

Trickle Up

Discapacidad, Pobreza y Medios de Vida: Manual de Trickle Up

11/21/2013
Esta guía fue elaborada tomando como base la experiencia de implementar un proyecto de medios de vida para personas con discapacidad en el área rural de Guatemala y la experiencia general…

 

Extreme Poverty

InterAction

Food Security Aid Map

An interactive map sharing data on the work of InterAction members around the world, providing a larger picture of international aid. Data is provided by InterAction members, including Trickle Up…

 

Ford Foundation

Early Lessons from Large-Scale Implementations
of the Graduation Approach

11/30/2016
Preserving the Essence, Adapting for Reach: Four Case Studies and Synthesis Analysis. The findings from the rigorous evaluations of the CGAP-Ford Foundation pilots and BRAC’s ongoing program have been extremely positive.

 

Trickle Up

Maltreatment and Mental Health Outcomes among Ultra-Poor Children in Burkina Faso: A Latent Class Analysis

10/20/2016
This paper examines the relationships between adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among children living in ultra-poverty in rural Burkina Faso.

 

Banerjee et. al.

The Long term Impacts of a “Graduation” Program: Evidence from West Bengal

09/01/2016
This note reports on the long run (seven-year) impact of Bandhan’s “Targetting the Hard Core Poor program”, a Graduation Approach program in West Bengal, India.

 

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

Rasul, et. al.

The Design of Social Protection Programs for the Poor

03/2016
Comparing in-kind asset transfers to unconditional cash transfers by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, initial results indicate that asset transfers increase household economic activity more than cash transfers.

 

International Growth Center

Graduation: What’s next for ultra-poor programmes?

01/19/2016
Results are in: Research shows that BRAC’s one-shot, ‘big-push’ intervention targeting the ultra-poor with assets and skills can lift extreme households onto a more sustainable path out of poverty.

 

Innovations for Poverty Action

Targeting the Ultra Poor in Ghana

12/09/2015
Presentation on a study in Ghana to investigate which components of the holistic Graduation program drive results. The study compared Graduation to savings-only, asset-only, and control groups…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Global Factsheet

12/02/2015
Trickle Up helps the very poorest people graduate out of extreme poverty. We help women and other vulnerable populations start sustainable businesses, join savings groups, gain hope and confidence, and…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Fiche d’information globale

10/05/2016
Trickle Up aide les personnes les plus pauvres à sortir de l’extrême pauvreté. Trickle Up a aidé plus d’un million des plus pauvres et vulnérables à atteindre une plus grande autonomie économique.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe Global

08/15/2016
Trickle Up ayuda a las personas más pobres a graduarse o salir de la pobreza extrema. Ayudamos a las mujeres y otras poblaciones vulnerables a crear micro empresas sostenibles…

 

Trickle Up

Pathways out of Poverty

12/02/2015
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation that aimed to estimate the impact and outcomes of our Trickle Up’s Graduation program in West Bengal, India. Participant households increased their total annual income by an average of $527…

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up is on a Mission to Create a World Free of Ultrapoverty

02/27/2015
Trickle Up’s approach combines seed capital, savings, skills training, coaching, and confidence-building and social support. 99% of participants in Burkina Faso reported having savings, up from only 34% before…

 

CGAP

Making Sustainable Reductions in Extreme Poverty

2015
This summary considers three types of social protection programs: Graduation, livelihood development programs, and lump-sum cash transfer programs, assessing both impact and cost-benefit analysis.

 

BRAC

PROPEL Toolkit: An Implementation Guide to the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach

2015
This technical guide addresses Graduation program components in depth and offers tools, forms, and formats from BRAC’s experience implementing Graduation and providing technical advisory services…

 

Trickle Up

Reaching the Ultrapoor in India

09/22/2014
In collaboration with Indian community-based organizations, Trickle Up India utilizes the Graduation approach to reach households living in ultrapoverty, primarily tribal and scheduled caste populations, with the goal to move them into sustainable livelihoods…

 

Trickle Up

2014 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

09/12/2014
We use data to demonstrate our impact. The number of Trickle Up participants in India reporting that someone in their household had to go hungry for an entire day declined from 81% before Trickle Up to 1%…

 

CGAP

From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods

09/2014
A technical guide explaining the Graduation approach, an integrated, five-step methodology aimed at transitioning extremely poor populations into sustainable livelihoods.

 

CGAP

Reaching the Poorest: Lessons from the Graduation Model

03/2011
This paper highlights the lessons learned from the first Graduation programs by describing how the model works, how various partner organizations implement it in the field, and early findings.

 

Financial Inclusion

Ford Foundation

Early Lessons from Large-Scale Implementations
of the Graduation Approach

11/30/2016
Preserving the Essence, Adapting for Reach: Four Case Studies and Synthesis Analysis. The findings from the rigorous evaluations of the CGAP-Ford Foundation pilots and BRAC’s ongoing program have been extremely positive.

 

Banerjee et. al.

The Long term Impacts of a “Graduation” Program: Evidence from West Bengal

09/01/2016
This note reports on the long run (seven-year) impact of Bandhan’s “Targetting the Hard Core Poor program”, a Graduation Approach program in West Bengal, India.

 

Bandiera, et. al.

Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

03/2016
A large-scale randomized control trial, covering over 21,000 households in 1,309 villages over a seven year period, evaluated a nationwide program in Bangladesh that transfers livestock assets and skills…

 

Trickle Up

A Coalition for Financial Inclusion of the Poorest

03/08/2016
Trickle Up and MetLife Foundation are working to empower some of the world’s poorest people to develop their potential and build a better tomorrow by building a coalition of local Indian NGOs…

 

Trickle Up

Pathways out of Poverty

12/02/2015
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation that aimed to estimate the impact and outcomes of our Trickle Up’s Graduation program in West Bengal, India. Participant households increased their total annual income by an average of $527…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up is on a Mission to Create a World Free of Ultrapoverty

02/27/2015
Trickle Up’s approach combines seed capital, savings, skills training, coaching, and confidence-building and social support. 99% of participants in Burkina Faso reported having savings, up from only 34% before…

 

BRAC

PROPEL Toolkit: An Implementation Guide to the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach

2015
This technical guide addresses Graduation program components in depth and offers tools, forms, and formats from BRAC’s experience implementing Graduation and providing technical advisory services…

 

CGAP

Making Sustainable Reductions in Extreme Poverty

2015
This summary considers three types of social protection programs: Graduation, livelihood development programs, and lump-sum cash transfer programs, assessing both impact and cost-benefit analysis.

 

Trickle Up

2014 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

09/12/2014
We use data to demonstrate our impact. The number of Trickle Up participants in India reporting that someone in their household had to go hungry for an entire day declined from 81% before Trickle Up to 1%…

 

Trickle Up

2013 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

04/22/2013
The results we present in this report are a small portion of the data we have collected in our work with the 7,558 participants we helped in 2012. Analysis of our data helps us understand what sustains…

 

Food Security

InterAction

Food Security Aid Map

An interactive map sharing data on the work of InterAction members around the world, providing a larger picture of international aid. Data is provided by InterAction members, including Trickle Up…

 

Trickle Up

Pathways out of Poverty

12/02/2015
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation that aimed to estimate the impact and outcomes of our Trickle Up’s Graduation program in West Bengal, India. Participant households increased their total annual income by an average of $527…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up is on a Mission to Create a World Free of Ultrapoverty

02/27/2015
Trickle Up’s approach combines seed capital, savings, skills training, coaching, and confidence-building and social support. 99% of participants in Burkina Faso reported having savings, up from only 34% before…

 

Trickle Up

2014 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

09/12/2014
We use data to demonstrate our impact. The number of Trickle Up participants in India reporting that someone in their household had to go hungry for an entire day declined from 81% before Trickle Up to 1%…

 

Trickle Up

2013 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

04/22/2013
The results we present in this report are a small portion of the data we have collected in our work with the 7,558 participants we helped in 2012. Analysis of our data helps us understand what sustains…

 

Graduation Approach

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Nov. 2016 Newsletter

11/01/2016
Innovating Solutions. Periodic counseling: an added value of the Graduation Model. From the beginning of the Graduation Model, over 3,000 people have been part of this process.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Nov. 2016 Boletín

11/01/2016
Innovando Soluciones. Acompañamiento: un valor agregado del Modelo de Graduación. Desde el inicio del Modelo de Graduación en 2016, más de 3000 mil personas se han incorporado al proceso.

 

Ford Foundation

Early Lessons from Large-Scale Implementations
of the Graduation Approach

11/30/2016
Preserving the Essence, Adapting for Reach: Four Case Studies and Synthesis Analysis. The findings from the rigorous evaluations of the CGAP-Ford Foundation pilots and BRAC’s ongoing program have been extremely positive.

 

Banerjee et. al.

The Long term Impacts of a “Graduation” Program: Evidence from West Bengal

09/01/2016
This note reports on the long run (seven-year) impact of Bandhan’s “Targetting the Hard Core Poor program”, a Graduation Approach program in West Bengal, India.

 

Trickle Up

Our Work in Burkina Faso

10/05/2016
In Burkina Faso, Trickle Up’s program focuses exclusively on rural women living in extreme poverty. Through its local partners, Trickle Up works mainly in the Nord region (Yatenga, Zondoma, Passore).

 

Trickle Up

Notre travail au Burkina Faso

10/05/2016
Au Burkina Faso, le programme de Trickle Up vise exclusivement les femmes qui vivent dans l’extrême pauvreté en milieu rurale. Grâce à ses partenaires locaux, Trickle Up travaille principalement dans la région Nord dans les provinces du Yatenga, du Zondoma et du Passoré.

 

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Graduation Factsheet

06/01/2016
Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty. One of the first to test Graduation with CGAP/Ford Foundation support, Trickle Up now uses the Graduation Approach in India, Latin America, and Africa.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe del Enfoque de Graduación

08/15/2016
Trickle Up utiliza el enfoque de Graduación, que se basa en evidencias, para abordar la extrema pobreza y sus complejidades. El enfoque de graduación es secuenciado y de duración determinada.

 

International Growth Center

Graduation: What’s next for ultra-poor programmes?

01/19/2016
Results are in: Research shows that BRAC’s one-shot, ‘big-push’ intervention targeting the ultra-poor with assets and skills can lift extreme households onto a more sustainable path out of poverty.

 

Innovations for Poverty Action

Targeting the Ultra Poor in Ghana

12/09/2015
Presentation on a study in Ghana to investigate which components of the holistic Graduation program drive results. The study compared Graduation to savings-only, asset-only, and control groups…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Global Factsheet

12/02/2015
Trickle Up helps the very poorest people graduate out of extreme poverty. We help women and other vulnerable populations start sustainable businesses, join savings groups, gain hope and confidence, and…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe Global

08/15/2016
Trickle Up ayuda a las personas más pobres a graduarse o salir de la pobreza extrema. Ayudamos a las mujeres y otras poblaciones vulnerables a crear micro empresas sostenibles…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Fiche d’information globale

10/05/2016
Trickle Up aide les personnes les plus pauvres à sortir de l’extrême pauvreté. Trickle Up a aidé plus d’un million des plus pauvres et vulnérables à atteindre une plus grande autonomie économique.

 

CGAP

Factsheets from Graduation Adaptations Worldwide

12/2015
CGAP collected essential information on 32 of the 40 ongoing and new graduation projects worldwide. Trickle Up is a lead or supporting partner on 11 of 32 projects surveyed, active in Burkina Faso, Costa Rica…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Nov. 2015 Newsletter

11/01/2015
Graduation Model participants receive technical training. Participants successfully conclude self-employment training. UNHCR works towards the institutionalization of its livelihood programs.

 

Trickle Up

Together We Can End Extreme Poverty

10/12/2015
Building vibrant partnerships with governments & institutions is our key to scale. Trickle Up’s expertise in promoting livelihoods for ultrapoor families supports the Jharkhand and Odisha state chapters of India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission…

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

Innovations for Poverty Action

Building Stable Livelihoods for the Ultra-poor Policy Bulletin

09/01/2015
Key Results of the Graduation Approach: holistic livelihood program led to large and lasting impacts on their standard of living across a diverse set of contexts and implementing partners.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Aug. 2015 Newsletter

08/01/2015
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and partner HIAS-with technical support from BRAC and Trickle Up, in January 2015, officially launched the Graduation Model in the bustling commercial hub of Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach June 2015 Newsletter

06/01/2015
National beneficiaries of the Graduation Model are being trained in order to establish their own business. The beginning of the delivery process of seed capital to support participating entrepreneurs.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Modelo de Graduación Junio 2015 Boletín

06/01/2015
Beneficiarias nacionales del Modelo de Graduación son capacitadas para establecer su propio negocio. Inicia el proceso de entrega de capital semilla
para apoyar a participantes emprendedores.

 

Science Magazine

A Multi-faceted Program Causes Lasting Progress for the Very Poor: Evidence from Six Countries

05/15/2015
Results from six randomized control trials in a wide variety of contexts and partners, show the Graduation approach has statistically significant, cost-effective impacts…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Feb. 2015 Newsletter

02/01/2015
The Story of Ericka. The Graduation Model beneficiaries receive training to open their own business. Meeting with the private sector to create employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.

 

CGAP

Making Sustainable Reductions in Extreme Poverty

2015
This summary considers three types of social protection programs: Graduation, livelihood development programs, and lump-sum cash transfer programs, assessing both impact and cost-benefit analysis.

 

BRAC

PROPEL Toolkit: An Implementation Guide to the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach

2015
This technical guide addresses Graduation program components in depth and offers tools, forms, and formats from BRAC’s experience implementing Graduation and providing technical advisory services…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Dec. 2014 Newsletter

12/01/2014
Official launch of the Graduation Model in Costa Rica. International experts visit the Costa Rican Graduation Model. Beneficiaries of the Graduation Model start their training.

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach Oct-Dec. 2014 Newsletter

11/01/2014
As a means to assist refugees successfully engage in sustainable livelihood activities, UNHCR has begun testing a Graduation Approach which takes into consideration how safety nets, capacity building and financial support…

 

Trickle Up

Reaching the Ultrapoor in India

09/22/2014
In collaboration with Indian community-based organizations, Trickle Up India utilizes the Graduation approach to reach households living in ultrapoverty, primarily tribal and scheduled caste populations, with the goal to move them into sustainable livelihoods…

 

CGAP

From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods

09/2014
A technical guide explaining the Graduation approach, an integrated, five-step methodology aimed at transitioning extremely poor populations into sustainable livelihoods.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Aug. 2014 Newsletter

08/01/2014
Why is the Graduation Model implemented in Costa Rica? The Graduation Model moves on in its implementation. What organizations are working
in the Graduation Model?

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach June 2014 Newsletter

06/01/2014
Through technical support from BRAC University in Bangladesh, the Trickle Up organization and UNHCR Geneva, in 2013 the first project kicked-off in Egypt, which hosts one of the largest urban refugee populations globally…

 

UNHCR

The UNHCR Graduation Approach Newsletter

01/29/2014
UNHCR’s livelihood strategy seeks to increase the focus of the institution on dignity, empowerment and self-reliance. Engagement in livelihoods can enable refugees to play an active role in their own transition.

 

SEEP

The Evidence-Based Story of Savings Groups: A Synthesis of Seven Randomized Control Trials

09/2013
This paper surveys the results from seven recent, prominent RCT evaluations of savings groups in seven countries to determine that savings groups effectively reach the very poor…

 

Trickle Up

Scaling Our Impact: The Trickle Up Strategic Plan 2012-2015

01/27/2012
There are two dimensions to impact: quality (the improvements we help make in each family’s life) and quantity (the number of people we reach). We need to achieve both.

 

CGAP

Reaching the Poorest: Lessons from the Graduation Model

03/2011
This paper highlights the lessons learned from the first Graduation programs by describing how the model works, how various partner organizations implement it in the field, and early findings.

 

India

Banerjee et. al.

The Long term Impacts of a “Graduation” Program: Evidence from West Bengal

09/01/2016
This note reports on the long run (seven-year) impact of Bandhan’s “Targetting the Hard Core Poor program”, a Graduation Approach program in West Bengal, India.

 

Trickle Up

Pathways Out of Poverty Briefing Note

06/20/2016
A three-year study of Trickle Up in West Bengal, India, demonstrated that the program achieved substantial gains for women in income and assets, reductions in hunger and “distress” migration, and increased social empowerment…

 

Trickle Up

A Coalition for Financial Inclusion of the Poorest

03/08/2016
Trickle Up and MetLife Foundation are working to empower some of the world’s poorest people to develop their potential and build a better tomorrow by building a coalition of local Indian NGOs…

 

Trickle Up

We Walk Together: Self Help Groups as a Safe Space for Gender Justice

01/12/2016
Building on the platform created by economic strengthening of women through self-help groups, this manual presents an innovative methodology to increase awareness of gender issues…

 

Trickle Up

Pathways out of Poverty

12/02/2015
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation that aimed to estimate the impact and outcomes of our Trickle Up’s Graduation program in West Bengal, India. Participant households increased their total annual income by an average of $527…

 

Trickle Up

Her Road to Independence: Lucy Hansda

10/12/2015
Lucy Hansda watched as a line of dusty trucks rambled by on the nearest main road. Before, the road was sleepier, and Lucy took notice of the increased traffic. She saw an untapped opportunity.

 

Trickle Up

Where Inspiration Grows: Monica Singh

10/13/2015
When Monica received her grant, she invested it in her agricultural activities. With help from Trickle Up and our local partner, Monica diversified in more difficult but profitable crops.

 

Trickle Up

Together We Can End Extreme Poverty

10/12/2015
Building vibrant partnerships with governments & institutions is our key to scale. Trickle Up’s expertise in promoting livelihoods for ultrapoor families supports the Jharkhand and Odisha state chapters of India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission…

 

Trickle Up

Collective Action for Gender Justice in West Bengal Briefing Note

10/12/2015
Trickle Up completed a one-year project to help promote gender justice by enabling women to use video to tell their own stories, breaking through the shame and isolation and enabling more constructive dialogue…

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

Trickle Up

Reaching the Ultrapoor in India

09/22/2014
In collaboration with Indian community-based organizations, Trickle Up India utilizes the Graduation approach to reach households living in ultrapoverty, primarily tribal and scheduled caste populations, with the goal to move them into sustainable livelihoods…

 

Trickle Up

Results and Lessons Learned: Findings from the Trickle Up India Program

08/20/2013
Continual evaluation and learning are cornerstones of the Trickle Up program. In 2012, four Trickle Up local partners in eastern India working with 1,093 participants finished the Trickle Up three-year program cycle.

 

Indigenous People

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Graduation Factsheet

06/01/2016
Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty. One of the first to test Graduation with CGAP/Ford Foundation support, Trickle Up now uses the Graduation Approach in India, Latin America, and Africa.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe del Enfoque de Graduación

08/15/2016
Trickle Up utiliza el enfoque de Graduación, que se basa en evidencias, para abordar la extrema pobreza y sus complejidades. El enfoque de graduación es secuenciado y de duración determinada.

 

Trickle Up

Building Independence Together: Victoria & Selvin Tiul

03/18/2016
Victoria Tiul lives in Pozo Seco in northern Guatemala with five children and her husband. Their eldest son, Selvin, 14, is affected by a physical disability which makes it difficult for him to walk.

 

Middle East & North Africa

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach Oct-Dec. 2014 Newsletter

11/01/2014
As a means to assist refugees successfully engage in sustainable livelihood activities, UNHCR has begun testing a Graduation Approach which takes into consideration how safety nets, capacity building and financial support…

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach June 2014 Newsletter

06/01/2014
Through technical support from BRAC University in Bangladesh, the Trickle Up organization and UNHCR Geneva, in 2013 the first project kicked-off in Egypt, which hosts one of the largest urban refugee populations globally…

 

UNHCR

The UNHCR Graduation Approach Newsletter

01/29/2014
UNHCR’s livelihood strategy seeks to increase the focus of the institution on dignity, empowerment and self-reliance. Engagement in livelihoods can enable refugees to play an active role in their own transition.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Nov. 2016 Newsletter

11/01/2016
Innovating Solutions. Periodic counseling: an added value of the Graduation Model. From the beginning of the Graduation Model, over 3,000 people have been part of this process.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Nov. 2016 Boletín

11/01/2016
Innovando Soluciones. Acompañamiento: un valor agregado del Modelo de Graduación. Desde el inicio del Modelo de Graduación en 2016, más de 3000 mil personas se han incorporado al proceso.

 

Trickle Up

Maltreatment and Mental Health Outcomes among Ultra-Poor Children in Burkina Faso: A Latent Class Analysis

10/20/2016
This paper examines the relationships between adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among children living in ultra-poverty in rural Burkina Faso.

 

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

Trickle Up

Pathways Out of Poverty Briefing Note

06/20/2016
A three-year study of Trickle Up in West Bengal, India, demonstrated that the program achieved substantial gains for women in income and assets, reductions in hunger and “distress” migration, and increased social empowerment…

 

ImpactMatters

Trickle Up Impact Audit

12/11/2015
This impact audit recommends Trickle Up as a learning and transparent organization that delivers a high-quality program that increases income, food consumption, and savings for women and other vulnerable groups living in ultrapoverty.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Global Factsheet

12/02/2015
Trickle Up helps the very poorest people graduate out of extreme poverty. We help women and other vulnerable populations start sustainable businesses, join savings groups, gain hope and confidence, and…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe Global

08/15/2016
Trickle Up ayuda a las personas más pobres a graduarse o salir de la pobreza extrema. Ayudamos a las mujeres y otras poblaciones vulnerables a crear micro empresas sostenibles…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Fiche d’information globale

10/05/2016
Trickle Up aide les personnes les plus pauvres à sortir de l’extrême pauvreté. Trickle Up a aidé plus d’un million des plus pauvres et vulnérables à atteindre une plus grande autonomie économique.

 

Trickle Up

Pathways out of Poverty

12/02/2015
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation that aimed to estimate the impact and outcomes of our Trickle Up’s Graduation program in West Bengal, India. Participant households increased their total annual income by an average of $527…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Nov. 2015 Newsletter

11/01/2015
Graduation Model participants receive technical training. Participants successfully conclude self-employment training. UNHCR works towards the institutionalization of its livelihood programs.

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Aug. 2015 Newsletter

08/01/2015
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and partner HIAS-with technical support from BRAC and Trickle Up, in January 2015, officially launched the Graduation Model in the bustling commercial hub of Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach June 2015 Newsletter

06/01/2015
National beneficiaries of the Graduation Model are being trained in order to establish their own business. The beginning of the delivery process of seed capital to support participating entrepreneurs.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Modelo de Graduación Junio 2015 Boletín

06/01/2015
Beneficiarias nacionales del Modelo de Graduación son capacitadas para establecer su propio negocio. Inicia el proceso de entrega de capital semilla
para apoyar a participantes emprendedores.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up is on a Mission to Create a World Free of Ultrapoverty

02/27/2015
Trickle Up’s approach combines seed capital, savings, skills training, coaching, and confidence-building and social support. 99% of participants in Burkina Faso reported having savings, up from only 34% before…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Feb. 2015 Newsletter

02/01/2015
The Story of Ericka. The Graduation Model beneficiaries receive training to open their own business. Meeting with the private sector to create employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Dec. 2014 Newsletter

12/01/2014
Official launch of the Graduation Model in Costa Rica. International experts visit the Costa Rican Graduation Model. Beneficiaries of the Graduation Model start their training.

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach Oct-Dec. 2014 Newsletter

11/01/2014
As a means to assist refugees successfully engage in sustainable livelihood activities, UNHCR has begun testing a Graduation Approach which takes into consideration how safety nets, capacity building and financial support…

 

Trickle Up

Reaching the Ultrapoor in India

09/22/2014
In collaboration with Indian community-based organizations, Trickle Up India utilizes the Graduation approach to reach households living in ultrapoverty, primarily tribal and scheduled caste populations, with the goal to move them into sustainable livelihoods…

 

Trickle Up

2014 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

09/12/2014
We use data to demonstrate our impact. The number of Trickle Up participants in India reporting that someone in their household had to go hungry for an entire day declined from 81% before Trickle Up to 1%…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Aug. 2014 Newsletter

08/01/2014
Why is the Graduation Model implemented in Costa Rica? The Graduation Model moves on in its implementation. What organizations are working
in the Graduation Model?

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach June 2014 Newsletter

06/01/2014
Through technical support from BRAC University in Bangladesh, the Trickle Up organization and UNHCR Geneva, in 2013 the first project kicked-off in Egypt, which hosts one of the largest urban refugee populations globally…

 

Trickle Up

Results and Lessons Learned: Findings from the Trickle Up India Program

08/20/2013
Continual evaluation and learning are cornerstones of the Trickle Up program. In 2012, four Trickle Up local partners in eastern India working with 1,093 participants finished the Trickle Up three-year program cycle.

 

Trickle Up

2013 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

04/22/2013
The results we present in this report are a small portion of the data we have collected in our work with the 7,558 participants we helped in 2012. Analysis of our data helps us understand what sustains…

 

Trickle Up

Scaling Our Impact: The Trickle Up Strategic Plan 2012-2015

01/27/2012
There are two dimensions to impact: quality (the improvements we help make in each family’s life) and quantity (the number of people we reach). We need to achieve both.

 

Partnerships

InterAction

Food Security Aid Map

An interactive map sharing data on the work of InterAction members around the world, providing a larger picture of international aid. Data is provided by InterAction members, including Trickle Up…

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Nov. 2016 Newsletter

11/01/2016
Innovating Solutions. Periodic counseling: an added value of the Graduation Model. From the beginning of the Graduation Model, over 3,000 people have been part of this process.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Nov. 2016 Boletín

11/01/2016
Innovando Soluciones. Acompañamiento: un valor agregado del Modelo de Graduación. Desde el inicio del Modelo de Graduación en 2016, más de 3000 mil personas se han incorporado al proceso.

 

Trickle Up

Maltreatment and Mental Health Outcomes among Ultra-Poor Children in Burkina Faso: A Latent Class Analysis

10/20/2016
This paper examines the relationships between adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among children living in ultra-poverty in rural Burkina Faso.

 

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Graduation Factsheet

06/01/2016
Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty. One of the first to test Graduation with CGAP/Ford Foundation support, Trickle Up now uses the Graduation Approach in India, Latin America, and Africa.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe del Enfoque de Graduación

08/15/2016
Trickle Up utiliza el enfoque de Graduación, que se basa en evidencias, para abordar la extrema pobreza y sus complejidades. El enfoque de graduación es secuenciado y de duración determinada.

 

Trickle Up

A Coalition for Financial Inclusion of the Poorest

03/08/2016
Trickle Up and MetLife Foundation are working to empower some of the world’s poorest people to develop their potential and build a better tomorrow by building a coalition of local Indian NGOs…

 

CGAP

Factsheets from Graduation Adaptations Worldwide

12/2015
CGAP collected essential information on 32 of the 40 ongoing and new graduation projects worldwide. Trickle Up is a lead or supporting partner on 11 of 32 projects surveyed, active in Burkina Faso, Costa Rica…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Nov. 2015 Newsletter

11/01/2015
Graduation Model participants receive technical training. Participants successfully conclude self-employment training. UNHCR works towards the institutionalization of its livelihood programs.

 

Trickle Up

Together We Can End Extreme Poverty

10/12/2015
Building vibrant partnerships with governments & institutions is our key to scale. Trickle Up’s expertise in promoting livelihoods for ultrapoor families supports the Jharkhand and Odisha state chapters of India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission…

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Aug. 2015 Newsletter

08/01/2015
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and partner HIAS-with technical support from BRAC and Trickle Up, in January 2015, officially launched the Graduation Model in the bustling commercial hub of Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach June 2015 Newsletter

06/01/2015
National beneficiaries of the Graduation Model are being trained in order to establish their own business. The beginning of the delivery process of seed capital to support participating entrepreneurs.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Modelo de Graduación Junio 2015 Boletín

06/01/2015
Beneficiarias nacionales del Modelo de Graduación son capacitadas para establecer su propio negocio. Inicia el proceso de entrega de capital semilla
para apoyar a participantes emprendedores.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Feb. 2015 Newsletter

02/01/2015
The Story of Ericka. The Graduation Model beneficiaries receive training to open their own business. Meeting with the private sector to create employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.

 

Disability and International Development Magazine

Inclusion in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Risk Reduction

2015
The articles in this issue show that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities contribute to increase awareness of stakeholders on the rights of persons with disabilities…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Dec. 2014 Newsletter

12/01/2014
Official launch of the Graduation Model in Costa Rica. International experts visit the Costa Rican Graduation Model. Beneficiaries of the Graduation Model start their training.

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach Oct-Dec. 2014 Newsletter

11/01/2014
As a means to assist refugees successfully engage in sustainable livelihood activities, UNHCR has begun testing a Graduation Approach which takes into consideration how safety nets, capacity building and financial support…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Aug. 2014 Newsletter

08/01/2014
Why is the Graduation Model implemented in Costa Rica? The Graduation Model moves on in its implementation. What organizations are working
in the Graduation Model?

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach June 2014 Newsletter

06/01/2014
Through technical support from BRAC University in Bangladesh, the Trickle Up organization and UNHCR Geneva, in 2013 the first project kicked-off in Egypt, which hosts one of the largest urban refugee populations globally…

 

UNHCR

The UNHCR Graduation Approach Newsletter

01/29/2014
UNHCR’s livelihood strategy seeks to increase the focus of the institution on dignity, empowerment and self-reliance. Engagement in livelihoods can enable refugees to play an active role in their own transition.

 

People with Disabilities

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Graduation Factsheet

06/01/2016
Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty. One of the first to test Graduation with CGAP/Ford Foundation support, Trickle Up now uses the Graduation Approach in India, Latin America, and Africa.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe del Enfoque de Graduación

08/15/2016
Trickle Up utiliza el enfoque de Graduación, que se basa en evidencias, para abordar la extrema pobreza y sus complejidades. El enfoque de graduación es secuenciado y de duración determinada.

 

Trickle Up

Building Independence Together: Victoria & Selvin Tiul

03/18/2016
Victoria Tiul lives in Pozo Seco in northern Guatemala with five children and her husband. Their eldest son, Selvin, 14, is affected by a physical disability which makes it difficult for him to walk.

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

Disability and International Development Magazine

Inclusion in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Risk Reduction

2015
The articles in this issue show that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities contribute to increase awareness of stakeholders on the rights of persons with disabilities…

 

Trickle Up

Disability, Poverty, & Livelihoods: Guidance from Trickle Up

11/21/2013
This guide was developed based on Trickle Up’s experience developing and implementing a disability inclusive livelihood project in rural Guatemala and draws on Trickle Up’s broader…

 

Trickle Up

Discapacidad, Pobreza y Medios de Vida: Manual de Trickle Up

11/21/2013
Esta guía fue elaborada tomando como base la experiencia de implementar un proyecto de medios de vida para personas con discapacidad en el área rural de Guatemala y la experiencia general…

 

Refugees

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Nov. 2016 Newsletter

11/01/2016
Innovating Solutions. Periodic counseling: an added value of the Graduation Model. From the beginning of the Graduation Model, over 3,000 people have been part of this process.

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Modelo de Graduación Nov. 2016 Boletín

11/01/2016
Innovando Soluciones. Acompañamiento: un valor agregado del Modelo de Graduación. Desde el inicio del Modelo de Graduación en 2016, más de 3000 mil personas se han incorporado al proceso.

 

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Graduation Factsheet

06/01/2016
Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty. One of the first to test Graduation with CGAP/Ford Foundation support, Trickle Up now uses the Graduation Approach in India, Latin America, and Africa.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe del Enfoque de Graduación

08/15/2016
Trickle Up utiliza el enfoque de Graduación, que se basa en evidencias, para abordar la extrema pobreza y sus complejidades. El enfoque de graduación es secuenciado y de duración determinada.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Nov. 2015 Newsletter

11/01/2015
Graduation Model participants receive technical training. Participants successfully conclude self-employment training. UNHCR works towards the institutionalization of its livelihood programs.

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

UNHCR

Ecuador Graduation Approach Aug. 2015 Newsletter

08/01/2015
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and partner HIAS-with technical support from BRAC and Trickle Up, in January 2015, officially launched the Graduation Model in the bustling commercial hub of Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach June 2015 Newsletter

06/01/2015
National beneficiaries of the Graduation Model are being trained in order to establish their own business. The beginning of the delivery process of seed capital to support participating entrepreneurs.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Modelo de Graduación Junio 2015 Boletín

06/01/2015
Beneficiarias nacionales del Modelo de Graduación son capacitadas para establecer su propio negocio. Inicia el proceso de entrega de capital semilla
para apoyar a participantes emprendedores.

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Feb. 2015 Newsletter

02/01/2015
The Story of Ericka. The Graduation Model beneficiaries receive training to open their own business. Meeting with the private sector to create employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.

 

Disability and International Development Magazine

Inclusion in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Risk Reduction

2015
The articles in this issue show that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities contribute to increase awareness of stakeholders on the rights of persons with disabilities…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Dec. 2014 Newsletter

12/01/2014
Official launch of the Graduation Model in Costa Rica. International experts visit the Costa Rican Graduation Model. Beneficiaries of the Graduation Model start their training.

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach Oct-Dec. 2014 Newsletter

11/01/2014
As a means to assist refugees successfully engage in sustainable livelihood activities, UNHCR has begun testing a Graduation Approach which takes into consideration how safety nets, capacity building and financial support…

 

UNHCR

Costa Rica Graduation Approach Aug. 2014 Newsletter

08/01/2014
Why is the Graduation Model implemented in Costa Rica? The Graduation Model moves on in its implementation. What organizations are working
in the Graduation Model?

 

UNHCR

Egypt Graduation Approach June 2014 Newsletter

06/01/2014
Through technical support from BRAC University in Bangladesh, the Trickle Up organization and UNHCR Geneva, in 2013 the first project kicked-off in Egypt, which hosts one of the largest urban refugee populations globally…

 

UNHCR

The UNHCR Graduation Approach Newsletter

01/29/2014
UNHCR’s livelihood strategy seeks to increase the focus of the institution on dignity, empowerment and self-reliance. Engagement in livelihoods can enable refugees to play an active role in their own transition.

 

Research & Innovation

Ford Foundation

Early Lessons from Large-Scale Implementations
of the Graduation Approach

11/30/2016
Preserving the Essence, Adapting for Reach: Four Case Studies and Synthesis Analysis. The findings from the rigorous evaluations of the CGAP-Ford Foundation pilots and BRAC’s ongoing program have been extremely positive.

 

Trickle Up

Maltreatment and Mental Health Outcomes among Ultra-Poor Children in Burkina Faso: A Latent Class Analysis

10/20/2016
This paper examines the relationships between adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among children living in ultra-poverty in rural Burkina Faso.

 

Banerjee et. al.

The Long term Impacts of a “Graduation” Program: Evidence from West Bengal

09/01/2016
This note reports on the long run (seven-year) impact of Bandhan’s “Targetting the Hard Core Poor program”, a Graduation Approach program in West Bengal, India.

 

Trickle Up

Pathways Out of Poverty Briefing Note

06/20/2016
A three-year study of Trickle Up in West Bengal, India, demonstrated that the program achieved substantial gains for women in income and assets, reductions in hunger and “distress” migration, and increased social empowerment…

 

Bandiera, et. al.

Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

03/2016
A large-scale randomized control trial, covering over 21,000 households in 1,309 villages over a seven year period, evaluated a nationwide program in Bangladesh that transfers livestock assets and skills…

 

Rasul, et. al.

The Design of Social Protection Programs for the Poor

03/2016
Comparing in-kind asset transfers to unconditional cash transfers by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, initial results indicate that asset transfers increase household economic activity more than cash transfers.

 

International Growth Center

Graduation: What’s next for ultra-poor programmes?

01/19/2016
Results are in: Research shows that BRAC’s one-shot, ‘big-push’ intervention targeting the ultra-poor with assets and skills can lift extreme households onto a more sustainable path out of poverty.

 

Trickle Up

We Walk Together: Self Help Groups as a Safe Space for Gender Justice

01/12/2016
Building on the platform created by economic strengthening of women through self-help groups, this manual presents an innovative methodology to increase awareness of gender issues…

 

ImpactMatters

Trickle Up Impact Audit

12/11/2015
This impact audit recommends Trickle Up as a learning and transparent organization that delivers a high-quality program that increases income, food consumption, and savings for women and other vulnerable groups living in ultrapoverty.

 

Innovations for Poverty Action

Targeting the Ultra Poor in Ghana

12/09/2015
Presentation on a study in Ghana to investigate which components of the holistic Graduation program drive results. The study compared Graduation to savings-only, asset-only, and control groups…

 

Trickle Up

Pathways out of Poverty

12/02/2015
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation that aimed to estimate the impact and outcomes of our Trickle Up’s Graduation program in West Bengal, India. Participant households increased their total annual income by an average of $527…

 

Trickle Up

Collective Action for Gender Justice in West Bengal Briefing Note

10/12/2015
Trickle Up completed a one-year project to help promote gender justice by enabling women to use video to tell their own stories, breaking through the shame and isolation and enabling more constructive dialogue…

 

Innovations for Poverty Action

Building Stable Livelihoods for the Ultrapoor

09/2015
This bulletin summarizes the results from seven randomized evaluations of the Graduation approach, a multifaceted livelihood program. The evaluations found large and lasting impacts on the participants…

 

Science Magazine

A Multi-faceted Program Causes Lasting Progress for the Very Poor: Evidence from Six Countries

05/15/2015
Results from six randomized control trials in a wide variety of contexts and partners, show the Graduation approach has statistically significant, cost-effective impacts…

 

CGAP

Making Sustainable Reductions in Extreme Poverty

2015
This summary considers three types of social protection programs: Graduation, livelihood development programs, and lump-sum cash transfer programs, assessing both impact and cost-benefit analysis.

 

Trickle Up

Disability, Poverty, & Livelihoods: Guidance from Trickle Up

11/21/2013
This guide was developed based on Trickle Up’s experience developing and implementing a disability inclusive livelihood project in rural Guatemala and draws on Trickle Up’s broader…

 

Trickle Up

Discapacidad, Pobreza y Medios de Vida: Manual de Trickle Up

11/21/2013
Esta guía fue elaborada tomando como base la experiencia de implementar un proyecto de medios de vida para personas con discapacidad en el área rural de Guatemala y la experiencia general…

 

SEEP

The Evidence-Based Story of Savings Groups: A Synthesis of Seven Randomized Control Trials

09/2013
This paper surveys the results from seven recent, prominent RCT evaluations of savings groups in seven countries to determine that savings groups effectively reach the very poor…

 

West Africa

Trickle Up

Maltreatment and Mental Health Outcomes among Ultra-Poor Children in Burkina Faso: A Latent Class Analysis

10/20/2016
This paper examines the relationships between adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among children living in ultra-poverty in rural Burkina Faso.

 

Trickle Up

Our Work in Burkina Faso

10/05/2016
In Burkina Faso, Trickle Up’s program focuses exclusively on rural women living in extreme poverty. Through its local partners, Trickle Up works mainly in the Nord region (Yatenga, Zondoma, Passore).

 

Trickle Up

Notre travail au Burkina Faso

10/05/2016
Au Burkina Faso, le programme de Trickle Up vise exclusivement les femmes qui vivent dans l’extrême pauvreté en milieu rurale. Grâce à ses partenaires locaux, Trickle Up travaille principalement dans la région Nord dans les provinces du Yatenga, du Zondoma et du Passoré.

 

Trickle Up

Impact Autumn 2016

09/15/2016
After the Crisis: How refugees are gaining economic self-sufficiency & hope. Meet Marcela: Overcoming adversity with a smile. The case of Costa Rica. $500K grant to expand Trickle Up-UNHCR partnership.

 

Innovations for Poverty Action

Targeting the Ultra Poor in Ghana

12/09/2015
Presentation on a study in Ghana to investigate which components of the holistic Graduation program drive results. The study compared Graduation to savings-only, asset-only, and control groups…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Fiche d’information globale

10/05/2016
Trickle Up aide les personnes les plus pauvres à sortir de l’extrême pauvreté. Trickle Up a aidé plus d’un million des plus pauvres et vulnérables à atteindre une plus grande autonomie économique.

 

Trickle Up

The Trickle Update 2015: Ending Extreme Poverty Within a Generation

09/04/2015
“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.” Trickle Up is committed to the ambitious goal of lifting a million people out of…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up is on a Mission to Create a World Free of Ultrapoverty

02/27/2015
Trickle Up’s approach combines seed capital, savings, skills training, coaching, and confidence-building and social support. 99% of participants in Burkina Faso reported having savings, up from only 34% before…

 

Women

Trickle Up

Maltreatment and Mental Health Outcomes among Ultra-Poor Children in Burkina Faso: A Latent Class Analysis

10/20/2016
This paper examines the relationships between adverse childhood experiences and mental health outcomes among children living in ultra-poverty in rural Burkina Faso.

 

Trickle Up

Pathways Out of Poverty Briefing Note

06/20/2016
A three-year study of Trickle Up in West Bengal, India, demonstrated that the program achieved substantial gains for women in income and assets, reductions in hunger and “distress” migration, and increased social empowerment…

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Graduation Factsheet

06/01/2016
Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty. One of the first to test Graduation with CGAP/Ford Foundation support, Trickle Up now uses the Graduation Approach in India, Latin America, and Africa.

 

Trickle Up

Trickle Up Informe del Enfoque de Graduación

08/15/2016
Trickle Up utiliza el enfoque de Graduación, que se basa en evidencias, para abordar la extrema pobreza y sus complejidades. El enfoque de graduación es secuenciado y de duración determinada.

 

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Building Independence Together: Victoria & Selvin Tiul

03/18/2016
Victoria Tiul lives in Pozo Seco in northern Guatemala with five children and her husband. Their eldest son, Selvin, 14, is affected by a physical disability which makes it difficult for him to walk.

 

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We Walk Together: Self Help Groups as a Safe Space for Gender Justice

01/12/2016
Building on the platform created by economic strengthening of women through self-help groups, this manual presents an innovative methodology to increase awareness of gender issues…

 

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Pathways out of Poverty

12/02/2015
This report presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation that aimed to estimate the impact and outcomes of our Trickle Up’s Graduation program in West Bengal, India. Participant households increased their total annual income by an average of $527…

 

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Collective Action for Gender Justice in West Bengal Briefing Note

10/12/2015
Trickle Up completed a one-year project to help promote gender justice by enabling women to use video to tell their own stories, breaking through the shame and isolation and enabling more constructive dialogue…

 

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Her Road to Independence: Lucy Hansda

10/12/2015
Lucy Hansda watched as a line of dusty trucks rambled by on the nearest main road. Before, the road was sleepier, and Lucy took notice of the increased traffic. She saw an untapped opportunity.

 

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Where Inspiration Grows: Monica Singh

10/13/2015
When Monica received her grant, she invested it in her agricultural activities. With help from Trickle Up and our local partner, Monica diversified in more difficult but profitable crops.

 

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2014 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

09/12/2014
We use data to demonstrate our impact. The number of Trickle Up participants in India reporting that someone in their household had to go hungry for an entire day declined from 81% before Trickle Up to 1%…

 

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The Evidence-Based Story of Savings Groups: A Synthesis of Seven Randomized Control Trials

09/2013
This paper surveys the results from seven recent, prominent RCT evaluations of savings groups in seven countries to determine that savings groups effectively reach the very poor…

 

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Results and Lessons Learned: Findings from the Trickle Up India Program

08/20/2013
Continual evaluation and learning are cornerstones of the Trickle Up program. In 2012, four Trickle Up local partners in eastern India working with 1,093 participants finished the Trickle Up three-year program cycle.

 

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2013 Outcomes Report: What Difference Does Trickle Up Make?

04/22/2013
The results we present in this report are a small portion of the data we have collected in our work with the 7,558 participants we helped in 2012. Analysis of our data helps us understand what sustains…