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Research from the Graduation Model
Between 2012 and 2016, Concern implemented Graduation programmes in Burundi and Rwanda which had an operational research component led by the Centre for Social Protection at the UK’s Institute of Development Studies.
Research in Rwanda was designed to assess changes in key indicators over time and the sustainability of these changes, whilst research in Burundi was designed to look at whether certain elements (components) of the Graduation programme are more important than others – in particular to look at the effectiveness of the coaching component; often seen as the ‘x-factor’ that makes the difference between success and failure.
Please see full reports and briefs from both countries.
Following impact evaluations in Rwanda and Burundi (2012-2016), several discrete topics were identified as requiring further investigation. The qualitative research was designed to build on this previous research and explore:
- Graduation trajectories and the effect of political economy on outcomes
- Further examination of the role of coaching and support in achieving positive and sustainable impact, and
- Investigating the effect of graduation programmes on individuals within the household; intra-household dynamics and distribution of activities across individual household members.
In addition to research outputs from Rwanda and Burundi, we also have the following outputs available:
Graduation Model Event Summary
These publications cover aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of several donors, including Irish Aid, FCDO and others. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are entirely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the policies of any donors and the donors are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.