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India’s Bihar Leads Efforts to Strengthen International Poverty Alleviation Via South-South Data Change — International Points

Shweta S Banerjee, Nation Lead for India, and Syed M Hashemi, Nation Advisor for India at BRAC Extremely-Poor Commencement Initiative, joined members of the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society, together with CEO Rahul Kumar, to signal the MoU in Patna, India. Credit score: BRAC UPGI
  • by IPS Correspondent (patna, india)
  • Inter Press Service

The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society, regionally often called JEEVIKA, is the implementing company of Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY), a government-led poverty alleviation program in Bihar that has reached over 150,000 households as of early 2023 and remains to be increasing.

SJY goals to spice up the human capital of individuals dwelling in excessive poverty and probably the most excluded households by way of the Commencement strategy, an evidence-based, multifaceted, sequenced set of interventions that features help of consumption, livelihoods, financial savings, and coaching. A rigorous research of Commencement in West Bengal by Nobel Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo demonstrates that Commencement offers folks with the sources and abilities wanted to interrupt the poverty entice.

“This a brand new starting,” stated Rahul Kumar, CEO of JEEVIKA. “JEEVIKA will operate as an Immersion and Studying Centre for delegates exterior state and nation to grasp our Commencement Program.”

Drawing on huge expertise in supporting the design, supply, and analysis of Commencement packages worldwide for greater than 20 years, BRAC Worldwide will function a technical companion for the ILE.

“BRAC Worldwide is honored to companion with the Bihar state authorities to launch an Immersion and Studying Change program at JEEVIKA so many extra can study from the Authorities of Bihar’s expertise constructing inclusive livelihoods for marginalized girls,” stated Gregory Chen, Managing Director of BRAC Extremely-Poor Commencement Initiative (UPGI), a flagship program of BRAC Worldwide.

Since 2002, BRAC’s Commencement program in Bangladesh has reached greater than 2.1 million households (roughly 9 million folks) and supported the enlargement of Commencement in 16 extra international locations by way of direct implementation, technical help, and advisory providers for implementing companions and governments. BRAC is dedicated to additional advancing the enlargement of Commencement by scaling it by way of governments throughout Africa and Asia to realize most impression.

Lincomes and information change has performed a important position in supporting adaptation and enlargement efforts of the Commencement strategy for varied poverty contexts because it was pioneered in 2002. So far, greater than 100 organizations in practically 50 international locations have adopted Commencement, in keeping with the World Financial institution’s Partnership for Financial Inclusion.

Via immersion visits and studying change facilitated by JEEVIKA’s ILE, insights across the design, implementation, and analysis of Commencement shall be extra accessible to different state governments in India and nationwide governments all through the International South seeking to improve current poverty alleviation efforts and allow hundreds of thousands extra folks around the globe to escape the poverty entice.

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