3# PEI Open House: Economic Inclusion at What Cost?

The objective of this session, co-hosted with Concern Worldwide, is to bring different perspectives on the importance of disaggregating program costs of multifaceted economic inclusion programs. Open to the public, the webinar will gather global and country experts to discuss the role of cost analysis to inform not just cost-effectiveness but also program design decisions. Additionally, the event will highlight that having reliable costing data offers considerable scope to further understand cost optimization of these complex interventions.

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2# PEI Open House: Economic Inclusion Programs in Urban Contexts

How do economic inclusion programs fit within urban policy and planning frameworks? How does the urban context shape the design and delivery of economic inclusion programs, different to rural programs? This webinar gathered global and country experts on strategic thinking around the role of economic inclusion programs in meeting the urban jobs challenge, supporting COVID-19 recovery, and promoting inclusive cities.

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1# PEI Open House: How Economic Inclusion Contributes to Food System Transformations with FAO

What linkages do we need to make between economic inclusion programs and agri-food systems to help countries achieve the SDGs? Check out this first webinar of PEI Open House series, co-created and hosted with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to explore the intersection of food systems and economic inclusion programs.

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Report Launch Event: The State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021: The Potential to Scale -


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.

Economic Inclusion in the times of COVID: the potential to scale through social protection systems

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. 

Economic Inclusion and the National Rural Livelihoods Mission in India

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 Adaptive Social Protection Program in Sahel

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.

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