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. 

Beatrice Mukandagano, a beneficiary of the Graduation model programme in Kirundo province (Burundi) sitting with her 4 children beside the house she built herself in Bugabira commune. She also bought land to cultivate as a result of the programme.

This is 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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