Research & Analysis

Increasing Income for the World's Poorest

2015 article in Science explains that The Graduation Approach, a comprehensive method for improving the lives of the ultra-poor, boosts livelihoods, income, and health. This approach leads to large and lasting impacts on the standards of living of the world's poorest people - the approximately one billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day.

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This Technical Guide serves as a how-to manual for others seeking to implement the model piloted by the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program.