Field Voices: Emerging Evidence & Lessons on Ultra-Poor Graduation
As part of our Field Voices webinar series, IDEAL welcomes you to join field-based representatives from USAID-funded programs in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Uganda as we explore lessons and evidence on integration of the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach on food security and resilience programs.
The Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach is broadly acclaimed as one of the most effective means of sustainably lifting people out of extreme poverty. Through a comprehensive package of interventions, including resource transfers, productive assets, skills training, access to savings, and intensive coaching, the approach has shown great promise in improving food security and food consumption in target households. However, more evidence is needed in terms of whether and how the approach can better improve nutritional outcomes, particularly stunting.
Panelists will share highlights on strategies used to incorporate the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach in their programs, and reflect on factors influencing the effectiveness of the approach, as well as the challenges and opportunities of applying the methodology in light of COVID-19.
- Blake Stabler | Market Specialist | USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
- Saeqah Kabir | Senior Manager for Knowledge Management and Communications, Nobo Jatra Program | World Vision, Bangladesh
- Elisabeth Farmer | Chief of Party, Livelihoods for Resilience (L4R) Program | CARE, Ethiopia
- Rita Larok | Chief of Party, Graduating to Resilience Activity | AVSI Foundation, Uganda