Policy in Focus, Vol. 14, Issue No. 2, July 2017
A publication of The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth
This issue of the Policy in Focus (PIF) magazine is dedicated to the ‘Graduation Approach’. It features specialist guest editors Fabio Veras Soares and Ian Orton and presents 15 inspiring articles that capture the diverse and challenging views comprising the debate surrounding the Graduation Approach, ranging from committed proponents and enthusiastic new implementers, to the cautiously optimistic, to outright critics of the intervention. The enthusiasm with and controversy over the Graduation Approach as an effective set of interventions to reduce extreme poverty date back to the beginning of the last decade. Through the programme, households would be able to create a pathway – or ‘graduate’ – out of extreme poverty within a specified time frame. This methodology came to be known as the ‘Graduation Approach’.