The State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021 provides a global assessment on the state of economic inclusion programs that reach the extreme poor and vulnerable. Drawing on experiences from over 75 countries, the report considers the feasibility of bringing economic inclusion and graduation programs to scale.
PEI, together with an expert panel from BRAC, FAO, and the Government of Malawi, will discuss the changing landscape around economic inclusion – featuring safety net plus, graduation and productive inclusion initiatives. The panel will take stock of recent trends and innovations, country experiences in scaling up economic inclusion via existing safety net systems and experiences in linking these investments to the local economy as part of the COVID-19 response.
The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic is not a great equalizer–the poor and vulnerable are far more seriously impacted. The third webinar in PEI's economic inclusion series explored how economic inclusion programs can help the extreme poor and vulnerable increase incomes, build assets and grow their resilience in the face of the current pandemic, and its economic aftershocks.
The webinar presented an overview of the Jeevika program in the state of Bihar, India. Jeevika is one of the world’s largest programs for strengthening rural financial inclusion and livelihoods and operates as part of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). This webinar has presented implementation perspectives on how Jeevika has leveraged communities, built on livelihood and financial inclusion platforms. Recent efforts to expand toward more vulnerable population groups under the Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY) program were discussed as well.
The Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Program was launched in March 2014 to support the design and implementation of adaptive social protection programs and systems in six Sahel countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal. The Sahel’s adaptive social protection systems consist of policies and programs to help poor and vulnerable households build resilience, reduce the impact of climatic change and other shocks, and foster access to income-earning opportunities.