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Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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He Puna Korero: Journal of Maori and Pacific Development     Full-text available via subscription  
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Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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IAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
IAMURE International Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Iberoforum. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Iberoamericana     Open Access  
Iconos. Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IdeAs. Idées d'Amérique     Open Access  
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IDS Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription  
Illness, Crisis & Loss     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)

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Journal Cover   IDS Bulletin
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   ISSN (Print) 0265-5012 - ISSN (Online) 1759-5436
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1608 journals]
  • Graduating from Social Protection? Editorial Introduction
    • Authors: Stephen Devereux; Rachel Sabates‐Wheeler
      Pages: 1 - 12
      Abstract: Graduation programmes aim to provide a sequenced and intensive package of support to very poor people, with the objective of facilitating their movement out of extreme poverty towards resilient and sustainable livelihoods. The package usually includes regular cash transfers, productive assets, access to savings facilities, livelihood training and coaching. The success of first generation ‘graduation model’ programmes in Bangladesh has prompted pilot projects in several countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This Editorial Introduction reviews alternative conceptualisations of graduation, summarises the evidence on impacts from several project evaluations presented in this IDS Bulletin, and discusses key aspects of design and implementation, including targeting, monitoring, ‘asset‐ness’, labour market linkages and the nature of political support for graduation. The editors conclude that graduation programmes are an important and valuable contribution to development policy, but they should not displace the core social protection functions of social assistance and social insurance.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:00.528334-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12124
  • Exit or Developmental Impact? The Role of ‘Graduation’ in
           Social Protection Programmes
    • Authors: Michael Samson
      Pages: 13 - 24
      Abstract: The framework developed in this article illustrates how social protection with a developmental approach can deepen socioeconomic impact at individual and household level and effectively address apprehension over dependency. The starting point examines various definitions of ‘graduation’ within a social protection context – as exit from poverty, or from the social protection system, or alternatively as a process of continually strengthening household developmental outcomes. Appropriately designed and effectively implemented, a ‘graduation’ approach can sustainably promote dynamic outcomes, with inclusive economic expansion reinforcing poverty reduction, which in turn contributes to further growth and development. These micro‐oriented initiatives will likely work best when embedded within a broader macro development framework that integrates and strengthens the range of social and economic policy instruments implemented by government. This article maps out a path for policymakers aiming to strengthen the pro‐poor and inclusive economic growth and development impacts of social protection by incorporating a graduation approach.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:01.149008-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12125
  • The ‘Twofold Investment Trap’: Children and their Role in
           Sustainable Graduation
    • Authors: Keetie Roelen
      Pages: 25 - 34
      Abstract: Despite the overall aim of graduation to lift people out of poverty in the long term, programmes remain largely focused on achieving short‐ to medium‐term change. This article postulates that graduation programmes should be more aspirational as graduation can only be truly sustainable when it is an intergenerational process. This requires greater consideration of the role of children in graduation programmes as households with children face an inter‐temporal decision‐making dilemma that places them in a ‘twofold investment trap’; households are required to manage resources available from (1) adult household members and (2) children, and seek an optimal allocation of resources between investments in livelihoods and in child wellbeing. Available evidence shows that this is an almost impossible balancing act. This article proposes conceptual and programmatic considerations to ensure that graduation programmes take full account of the situation of households with children and thereby work towards sustainable and intergenerational graduation.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:01.748142-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12126
  • The Chars Livelihoods Programme in Bangladesh: Factors that Enable,
           Constrain and Sustain Graduation
    • Authors: Matthew Pritchard; Stuart Kenward, Maksudul Hannan
      Pages: 35 - 47
      Abstract: The Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) in Bangladesh aims to lift households out of extreme poverty by providing a comprehensive package of support. As with other poverty reduction programmes in Bangladesh, CLP's success is partly judged using the concept of graduation. Defining graduation and how to actually measure it has generated significant debate. This article, prepared by members of the team responsible for implementing the programme, explains how CLP's thinking in terms of defining and measuring graduation has evolved over time. The programme finally arrived at an agreed set of graduation criteria and a measurement methodology in early 2014. This article presents graduation rates. It goes on to outline the factors that constrain and enable graduation and offers a set of conclusions and lessons learned, including the need to ensure alignment between programme design, operations and graduation criteria; and ensuring that sustainability of impacts/graduation is monitored and evaluated.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:02.341615-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12127
  • Evaluating Graduation: Insights from the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in
    • Authors: Vincent Gahamanyi; Andrew Kettlewell
      Pages: 48 - 63
      Abstract: This article examines poverty reduction arising from the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) by comparing the status of households receiving benefits for the first time in 2014 against households which received benefits in previous years and against non‐beneficiary households. Key findings are that according to the community assessment of poverty (Ubudehe), beneficiaries of both Direct Support and Public Works have improved their situation, including asset holdings, savings, the ability to withstand shocks and perceived food security, and have therefore exited the programme. Other factors affect the progress of a household, including the presence of elderly household members, literacy of household head and access to microfinance from the Financial Services component of VUP. The programme is currently exploring whether it is possible to define a ‘package’ which constitutes a base for sustainable graduation, which, in addition to cash transfer and asset acquisition, should include linkages to skills‐building programmes and employment opportunities.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:00.206229-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12128
  • Evidence on Graduation in Practice: Concern Worldwide's Graduation
           Programme in Rwanda
    • Authors: Ricardo Sabates; Stephen Devereux
      Pages: 64 - 73
      Abstract: This article examines graduation impacts of social protection programmes in Africa, by presenting evidence from an interim evaluation of the ‘Enhancing the Productive Capacity of Extremely Poor People’ project, implemented by Concern Worldwide in Rwanda's Southern Province. The project builds on the principles of the Rwandan government's national social protection scheme, the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP). Its design is adapted from the ‘graduation model’, an innovative approach from Bangladesh that delivers a sequenced package of support with the objective of moving households out of extreme poverty. Difference‐in‐differences analysis was performed to compare participants and control group households after the cash transfers phase. Findings reveal that participants have significantly reduced their level of deprivation and demonstrated improvements in consumption, health, education and social participation. Further research will assess the impacts of other project components, notably asset transfers and training, and will investigate the sustainability of these positive impacts over time.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:18:59.772773-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12129
  • Sustaining Graduation: A Review of the CLM Programme in Haiti
    • Authors: Chris Pain; Emilie Vautravers, Alain Descieux
      Pages: 74 - 82
      Abstract: The Haitian NGO Fonkoze, with the support of Concern Worldwide, has been implementing the Chemin Lavi Miyo (CLM) Graduation Programme since June 2007 which targets the extreme poor in Haiti. Early results were promising, but questions prevailed around the sustainability of benefits. To address these concerns a further round of data collection was undertaken amongst a group of participants four years after graduation. Using a poverty scorecard to record information on housing quality, ownership of assets, household income and livelihoods, it was possible to assess that the mean level of asset‐holding remained higher than at baseline, but had slipped back slightly since graduation. Between graduation and the ex post survey 31 per cent continued on an upward trajectory, 39 per cent consolidated their position, but 30 per cent had slipped back considerably, suggesting the need for a more comprehensive social protection system than can be offered by an NGO‐implemented programme.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:02.925707-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12130
  • Confidence, Capacity Building and Cash: Achieving Sustained Impact for
           Ultra‐poor Women
    • Authors: Kassie McIlvaine; Corey Oser, Julianna Lindsey, Maia Blume
      Pages: 83 - 92
      Abstract: Understanding poverty and how to measure and eradicate it has evolved over the last 20 years to incorporate a multidimensional focus. The experience of Women for Women International (WfWI), a US‐based non‐profit organisation that works with women survivors of war in eight countries, shows that while economic inputs are crucial for moving above the US$1.25/day poverty line, a more holistic approach is needed for ultra‐poor women in conflict‐affected situations to achieve this goal. This article analyses WfWI's 12‐month social protection training and cash transfer programme for ultra‐poor labour‐constrained women in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The programme helps women obtain skills and resources to graduate from poverty and promote overall wellbeing for their families and communities. We first provide background on social protection programmes in conflict settings, then outline data collection methodology and the WfWI core programme, and lastly, we discuss our findings and opportunities for further analysis.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:02.679489-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12131
  • Is Graduation from Social Safety Nets Possible? Evidence from
           Sub‐Saharan Africa
    • Authors: Silvio Daidone; Luca Pellerano, Sudhanshu Handa, Benjamin Davis
      Pages: 93 - 102
      Abstract: In the last decade social cash transfer programmes have become extremely popular in sub‐Saharan Africa, and are often portrayed as an instrument that can facilitate graduation out of poverty. The evidence on whether social cash transfers have had actual effects on graduation, however, is limited. This article provides a cross‐country reflection of the potential effects of social cash transfers on graduation, drawing from impact evaluation results of cash transfer programmes in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho and Zambia. We analyse whether social cash transfers have improved the likelihood of graduation, through increased productivity, income generation and resilience to shocks. We identify which factors in terms of programme implementation and household characteristics can increase the likelihood of cash transfer programmes facilitating graduation from poverty.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:18:59.988875-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12132
  • Challenges of Measuring Graduation in Rwanda
    • Authors: Rachel Sabates‐Wheeler; Samantha Yates, Emily Wylde, Justine Gatsinzi
      Pages: 103 - 114
      Abstract: Rwanda demonstrates how a process of community consultation and participation is able to identify and rank community members according to ‘social poverty’, drawing on the Ubudehe tradition which is considered a strength of Rwanda's social fabric. However, with the Ubudehe categorisation now the basis for determining eligibility to a range of social benefits, the process has come under some strain. This article highlights two issues related to targeting and graduation: (1) the difficulty in identifying the poor/non‐poor and ranking the population using community participatory techniques; and (2) the sensitivity of eligibility criteria and graduation thresholds to different targeting modalities. Our primary interest is to establish whether improvements for identifying the poor and non‐poor can be made without undermining community ownership and what these improvements would look like. This will be useful for policymakers in Rwanda as the new five‐year development strategy places importance on graduating households out of extreme poverty.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:18:59.388483-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12133
  • Using Real‐time Monitoring to Enhance Graduation from Extreme
           Poverty in Bangladesh
    • Authors: Colin Risner; Vishal Gadhavi
      Pages: 115 - 123
      Abstract: The total eradication of extreme poverty is a primary focus of the post‐Millennium Development Goal (MDG) agenda. Whilst the term ‘graduation’ is contentious, in this article it is used to refer to the transition of households or individuals out of extreme poverty. Graduation programmes commonly focus on asset transfer to establish a productive micro‐enterprise. To operationalise a 100 per cent graduation creates an imperative for programmes to focus on all of their beneficiaries, in particular the very poorest. The combination of smartphones and internet connectivity provides the building blocks of a system that can track the current status of all programme participants and provide frequent and up‐to‐date census‐level information, enabling timely adaptation of interventions. EEP/Shiree, an extreme poverty reduction programme in Bangladesh, has adopted this approach. This article provides evidence from the roll‐out of this system and its potential contribution to the practical realisation of the ‘leave no one behind’ objective.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:00.886184-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12134
  • Assets, ‘Asset‐ness’ and Graduation
    • Authors: Sung Kyu Kim; James Sumberg
      Pages: 124 - 133
      Abstract: Asset‐based approaches – usually involving asset transfers and/or asset building – are increasingly central to thinking about poverty alleviation, social protection, graduation and livelihood resilience. Although the notion of assets is well established in the literature, the meanings of and relationships between asset(s), livelihood capital(s), risks(s), welfare and wellbeing, and graduation need further analysis. We examine issues arising from asset‐based approaches to poverty reduction and introduce the idea of ‘asset‐ness’ – the qualities and characteristics of different assets – which have received little attention from those promoting or designing asset‐based social protection programmes. We argue that asset‐ness provides a key to understanding differences in the impacts of asset‐based social protection and associated processes and dynamics of graduation. As such the article aims to advance understanding of graduation theory. We develop this argument with reference to domestic livestock, which are commonly distributed to poor people as part of asset‐based poverty alleviation and social protection programmes.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:02.019186-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12135
  • Social Protection and Graduation through Sustainable Employment
    • Authors: Anna McCord; Rachel Slater
      Pages: 134 - 144
      Abstract: This article explores the role of social protection in contributing to sustainable employment in the context of the broader graduation debate. Many efforts to achieve graduation focus on the household or community level: helping households reach a certain asset and productivity level at which they are able to survive, and perhaps prosper, without support from cash transfer programmes; building assets at community level to provide public goods that increase economic productivity; and making communities more resilient to specific shocks and stress (for example, by supporting community soil and water conservation). However, it remains critical to focus on broader questions of employment and labour markets to understand how social protection programme design might impact on recipient households' wider job prospects, and to recognise that the feasibility and scale of graduation depend on wider factors such as labour demand and labour market structures, as well as on improving individual capacity and productivity.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:01.407712-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12136
  • Stakeholder Perceptions on Graduation in Ethiopia and Rwanda
    • Authors: Stephen Devereux; Martina Ulrichs
      Pages: 145 - 154
      Abstract: The Food Security Programme in Ethiopia and the Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme in Rwanda deliver a combination of consumption support (cash or food transfers, Public Works employment) and livelihood support (asset packages, microfinance) with the objective of ‘graduating’ rural households out of food insecurity and poverty into self‐reliant livelihoods. This article presents perspectives on graduation of influential stakeholders in Ethiopia and Rwanda, and draws conclusions from these case studies for global graduation debates. Our qualitative research reveals a diversity of opinions about the complexity of factors that enable or constrain sustainable graduation. These relate partly to programme design, but also to implementation issues and the different national and subnational economic, political and agroecological contexts within which programmes operate. The alignment of graduation with broader development goals makes investment in these programmes attractive to donors as well as governments, but risks introducing excessive political pressure to demonstrate ‘success’.
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:03.100201-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12137
  • Glossary
    • Pages: 155 - 156
      PubDate: 2015-04-07T09:19:00.461686-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12138
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