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How can graduation programmes be sustainable?

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June, 2016

"Graduation programmes have enjoyed a surge in policy and academic attention in the past few years, yet despite some evidence of success in terms of ‘graduating’ individuals out of extreme poverty, not all the attention has been positive."

Despite the good intentions and innovative approaches of graduation programmes, there has been criticism regarding its sustainability and ideology. According to IDS, "responsible graduation" is the way to go - some principles must be kept, such as establishing a solid and coherent criteria and takingthe differing situations of participants into account in the design of the programmes.

Read more about "responsible graduation":
http://www.ids.ac.uk/opinion/graduation-how-to-do-it-responsibly

What is the graduation approach? Read about the programme:
http://socialprotectionet.org/resources/graduation-program-reaching-last...

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