The targeting process within the Graduation programme in Malawi

The Graduation Programme targets extreme poor households that nonetheless have labour capacity. As comprehensive targeting forms an integral part of the Graduation Model, Concern developed an in-depth targeting method, involving the communities as much as possible throughout the process.

Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Photo: Concern Worldwide.

Targeting consisted of five stages: a comprehensive wealth ranking, a verification/screening process, pre-registration, registration, and a baseline. This was accompanied by regular community sensitizations to receive feedback and increase community ownership. A Complaints Response Mechanism (CRM), set up at the beginning of the targeting process is active throughout programme implementation.

The CRM offers beneficiaries a number of channels to voice their concerns and complaints, including a toll-free line and complaint boxes. The entire targeting process took 5 months.

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