blog iconGraduation in Public Policy: Challenges and Trends

Despite considerable economic progress in Latin America, as of 2012 there were still 66 million people living in extreme poor (close to 30% of the population). This underscores the importance of finding innovative and scalable ways to help people out of extreme poverty.  Despite dramatic advances in technology and means...

blog iconWhat a bunch of oxymorons in international social protection!

Nicholas Freeland Let me begin by clarifying that an oxymoron is not some kind of bovine nincompoop. An oxymoron defines a phrase that is inherently self-contradictory. The word itself is a good example, deriving as it does from two contradictory Greek words: ὀξύς (oxys), which means sharp or clever, and...

Publication IconThe effectiveness of the Graduation Approach: What does the evidence tell us?

In a special edition of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth’s Policy in Focus, the graduation approach to poverty reduction is explored by a number of contributors. The paper...

Publication IconThe effectiveness of the graduation approach: what does the evidence tell us?

Stephen Kidd and Diloá Athias critically assess what the evidence tells us about the effectiveness of the Graduation approach.