Status of Graduation Programs 2016
As part of its knowledge management efforts, CGAP conducts extensive data collection and market analysis work in collaboration with a multiplicity of stakeholders, capturing lessons from global adaptations of the Graduation Approach.
The following two documents present information collected by CGAP and its partners over July-October 2016 on 55 current and new graduation programs implemented globally. The data was either self-reported by the implementing partner or was collected by interviews with CGAP staff. Comparing this data to the previous information collection (December 2015) shows that efforts to extend economic opportunities to the poorest and most vulnerable populations are gaining traction among governments, donors, and NGOs interested in incorporating graduation-type programming into social protection systems.