Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs

Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative


It’s time to shift the way we think about extreme poverty and the way the development sector addresses it. BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) aims to focus on the needs of those in extreme poverty and build commitments to holistic, high quality and effective responses so the poorest can move toward sustainable livelihoods with dignity. Graduation programming was pioneered in Bangladesh, has been implemented in 14 countries to date and its innovation is based on the world's largest and longest Randomized Control Trials (RCT). Through an innovative business model, BRAC offers technical expertise to governments to build inclusive programs to scale. BRAC UPGI advocates via partnerships, coalitions and donors for a global shift in priority toward the extreme and ultra-poor.