31 August 2021 


This webinar shared evidence on the adaptability of and resilience built by the Graduation approach based on the experience of the Ultra-Poor Graduation (UPG) programme of BRAC in Bangladesh. This is the second webinar organised by SPEC on the effectiveness of the Graduation approach against a large shock like COVID-19, following the webinar on Honduras’ Graduation program. 

BRAC pioneered the graduation approach in Bangladesh that is adopted in over 50 countries in the world. The UPG programme has shown evidence of building the resilience of the participants to cope with the COVID-19 shock. The design of the UPG has shown flexibility to significant adaptation during the COVID-19 crisis. 


  • Rozina Haque, Programme Head, Ultra-Poor Graduation programme, BRAC 
  • Imran Matin, Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University 
  • Mohammad Mukhlesur Rahman Sarker, Joint Secretary, Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Co-operatives & National Project Director, SWAPNO 
  • Palash Das, Director, Ultra-Poor Graduation programme, BRAC 

Moderator: Lauren Rumble, Principal Advisor, Gender, and Chief of Gender and Rights Section, Unicef 


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Registrants: 1507


Attendees: 691


Youtube views: 256

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