How the graduation approach is helping women out of ultra-poverty

Indian non-profit organisation The/Nudge Institute’s 'End ultra poverty' programme targets the poorest households and provides them with productive asset grants, training and support as well as life skills coaching. The programme follows the graduation approach to poverty alleviation, which, a group of economists including co-founders and co-directors of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo stated in a research paper published in Science, 'targets the poorest members in a village and provides a productive asset grant, training and support, life skills coaching, temporary cash consumption support and typically access to savings accounts and health information or services'. As part of their evaluation, the research group conducted trials in Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Pakistan and Peru with 10,495 participants.

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