Lessons from the Graduation programme in Bangladesh

In Haor, Bangladesh, the extreme poor have very limited livelihood opportunities. Concern designed the Graduation programme to address this problem.

Rashida, tiger widow. Salinity along the coast has increased greatly from rising sea levels due to climate change. Photo: Mahmud / Map Photo Agency.
Rashida, tiger widow. Salinity along the coast has increased greatly from rising sea levels due to climate change. Photo: Mahmud / Map Photo Agency.

Particularly the landless and women-headed households are impacted by this problem. Government services such as agricultural extension remain weak and do not provide opportunities for income diversification.

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