An estimated billion people around the world live on $1.25 or less, are known as the ultra-poor and face their own unique challenges. IPA is testing a number of programs designed to reach this population and help them into more sustainable livelihoods.

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A multifaceted livelihood program that provided ultra-poor households with a productive asset, training, regular coaching, access to savings, and consumption support led to large and lasting...

Ugandan women in the IPA WINGS program
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What’s holding back impoverished women? Can small grants programs help the most vulnerable women develop sustainable livelihoods?

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Giving poor people money gives them tools to invest in their job prospects, their future, and a more industry and service-oriented local economy. Policymakers throughout the world struggle to...