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Is graduation from Social Safety Nets Possible? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract

To most people, graduation means leaving a school or university after completing a programme of study, once the learner has acquired a set of skills that is expected to equip them for a higher-income future livelihood.

In the development discourse, graduation means leaving a social protection programme after reaching a wellbeing threshold, once the participant has acquired a set of resources that is expected to equip them for a higher-income future livelihood. While poverty reduction is not a new idea, programming for graduation is a relatively new concept

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Publication date: 2015

Author(s): S. Diadone, L. Pellerano, Sudhanshu Handa, B. Davis

Journal: IDS Bulletin

Volume: 46

No.: 2

Page(S): 93-102

Language: English

Peer reviewed: YES

Related Innocenti Project(s):

Social protection and cash transfers

Countries

Sub-saharan africa