This page describes the Graduation Approach - a means of sustainably addressing extreme poverty at the household level. The page contains guidance materials and learning documents from Concern's Graduation programming.
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The Social Water and Integrated Management (SWIM) Project was one of two social water management projects being implemented by NGOs under the umbrella of the Amu River Basin Project that aims to improve water management, reduce poverty and develop river basin institutions in the Panj and Kokcha subbasins.
The design follows the same model as previous social water management projects implemented under the Kunduz River Basin Project.
The evaluation found that "It is a tribute to the hard work of the SWIM project staff that they have achieved as much as they have despite the poor security for many parts of the project area for long periods during the project cycle. The project will have contributed significantly to the overall objective of fostering 'poverty alleviation through improved food security'."