29 June 2021

SPEC, Fundación Capital, IDB, Government of Honduras, UNIANDES

One year after the end of the Graduation Program Emprendiendo una Vida Mejor in Honduras, researchers went back to the field to collect the endline results of the program’s randomized controlled trial (RCT). However, during this interval, participant families had faced the Covid-19 pandemic and a series of natural disasters. Would the expected positive outcomes be sustained despite the compounded shocks that families faced?

This webinar presented the fresh results of the Emprendiendo una Vida Mejor RCT, a Graduation Program implemented through a partnership between the Government of Honduras, the IDB, and Fundación Capital. The evidence shows how Graduation Programs can build resilience and support the economic recovery of families in the face of major shocks. The panellists discussed the results of the program, its challenges, and achievements from different points of view – government, academia, practitioner- and the broader implications of the results for public policy in the region.


  • Luis Tejerina, IDB
  • Jorge Maldonado, UNIANDES
  • Carolina de Miranda, Fundación Capital

Moderator: Aude de Montesquiou, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development

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Registrants: 133


Attendees: 46


Youtube views: 119

(until august/2021)