Scoping of small, micro and survivalist enterprises in Evaton Township

The following report forms part of the planning phase for the adaptation of the “graduation” concept by the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII). The graduation model focuses on carefully sequenced safety nets, livelihood strategies and access to finance. The concept has come to represent an innovative and direct approach for addressing extreme poverty. Through sequenced interventions, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee’s (BRAC) model aims to create pathways for the poorest of the poor to move out of extreme poverty. Currently, there are over ten pilot programmes in different countries and contexts that are based on this model. Impact evaluation studies have been undertaken on the impact of the graduation model on programme participants.1