Building Livelihoods and Promoting Rights? The Graduation Approach to Social Protection

Organization(s): UNRISD
Year: 2016

What is “graduation” in the context of sustainable development? Not just a ceremony to celebrate finishing school, graduation is when rights-holders leave a social protection programme after reaching certain pre-determined indicators.

This UNRISD Seminar examined whether graduation, in the context of social protection schemes, is a viable way to help people move out of extreme poverty and develop productive, resilient and sustainable livelihoods, thus supporting states in meeting their obligations to rights holders.

Listen to Stephen Kidd from Development Pathways provide a critical perspective on the graduation approach to social protection.

Listen to Lauren Whitehead from BRAC USA explain the history and objectives of the graduation approach to social protection.






Social Protection and Human Rights