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Reaching the Poorest: Lessons from the Graduation Model

Mar 01, 2011 | S. M. Hashemi, A. de Montesquiou | CGAP
This paper highlights the lessons learned from the Graduation Program – a series of 10 pilot projects in eight countries, including Ghana and Ethiopia, to test the idea that with access to microfinance services, combined with the right mix of interventions, the poorest could “graduate” out of extreme poverty in a time-bound period. The authors describe how the model works and how various partner organizations implement it in the field, and present early findings, key constraints and outstanding questions.
Theme: Financial Inclusion | Country: Ethiopia, Ghana | Pages: 16