Delivery of Graduation in Burkina Faso

This three-year project supports the design, delivery, and learning associated with the World Bank’s Adaptive Social Protection Program (ASP) in Burkina Faso and five other countries in the Sahel (Niger, Mali, Chad, Mauritania and Senegal). Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) will manage the RCT for the ASP regionally. Trickle Up is testing how best to engage community-level agents to efficiently and effectively provide coaching, including through linking to referral processes to meet the differing needs of participants. In October 2016, the World Bank and six Sahelian country governments convened in Dakar to agree on the components of a “basic package” for the nascent ASP program. This “basic package” comprises many of the components central to the Graduation Approach, including individualized coaching. Delivering and financing individualized coaching at scale is a challenge, particularly in the context of dispersed populations and limited human resources. Building on two years of smaller scale experimentation, Trickle Up’s engagement in this project includes support real-team learning through implementation to help address this challenge.


Support program design and the development of training materials for the ASP, specifically in coaching, group formation, and VSLA Contribute to the implementation of the ASP in four provinces in Burkina Faso Provide training and some monitoring support to personnel implementing the ASP package Contribute to process and implementation evaluation and learning in Burkina Faso, particularly related to the delivery of coaching.


  • Burkina Faso


  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Social Services
  • Gender

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