Measuring Graduation - A Guidance Note

Measuring Graduation - A Guidance Note

14 November 2018
With the growth of graduation programmes (integrated livelihood programmes that aim to create sustainable pathways out of extreme and chronic poverty) being implemented worldwide, how we actually measure ‘graduation’ from extreme poverty is a subject high on the agenda. It is also something we have discussed at great depth within Concern Worldwide, where we are currently implementing seven programmes that adopt a graduation approach . This guidance note is targeted at programme colleagues responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring graduation programmes and is intended to help when deciding how to measure and communicate graduation rates within your programme.
With the growth of graduation programmes (integrated livelihood programmes that aim to create sustainable pathways out of extreme and chronic poverty) being implemented worldwide, how we actually measure ‘graduation’ from extreme poverty is a subject high on the agenda. It is also something we have discussed at great depth within Concern Worldwide, where we are currently implementing seven programmes that adopt a graduation approach . This guidance note is targeted at programme colleagues responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring graduation programmes and is intended to help when deciding how to measure and communicate graduation rates within your programme.

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Measuring Graduation - A Guidance Note

The verb ‘to graduate’ is commonly associated with the successful completion of a degree, course or training however it is also used to describe a move (upwards) or gradual change. It is the latter that we mean when using the term, to refer to the gradual move of individuals and households out of extreme poverty and into food security and sustainable livelihoods. The term is used within the social protection discourse to describe the point at...