Adapting the 'Graduation Approach' to urban contexts: theory and practice

Historically, Concern Worldwide’s experience of implementing the graduation approach comes from rural contexts, however; we are increasingly adapting the approach to urban settings.

Shadarghat River Boat Terminal, Dhaka - where many Pavement Dwellers sleep. Photographer: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures for Concern Worldwide.
Shadarghat River Boat Terminal, Dhaka - where many Pavement Dwellers sleep. Photographer: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures for Concern Worldwide.

This document intends to help programme colleagues with this adaptation by setting out considerations for programme design based on certain characteristics found in urban settings. NB. For the purposes of the document, the characteristics of rural and urban settings have been generalised. In reality, contexts will differ widely.

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