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IGC-STICERD-DESTIN Development Lecture: Creating Pathways for the Poorest - Linking safety nets, livelihoods and access to finance

Syed M. Hashemi (Director, BRAC Development Institute)

Monday 24 January 2011 09:30 - 18:00

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About this event

People at the very bottom of the economic ladder are often excluded, or exclude themselves, from microfinance. Their income is usually too low and unreliable to permit repayment of loans or investment in anything but basic food consumption. In some countries the very poor are served by safety net programs, which usually take the form of cash transfers, food aid, or guaranteed employment schemes. This lecture will provide an overview of the graduation model and the pilot implementation 'graduation model' can create pathways out of extreme poverty, adapting a methodology developed by BRAC in Bangladesh.

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