Bobby Irven

As a member of the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative's communication team, Bobby uses storytelling and data-driven insights to help governments and multilaterals better understand the multidimensional nature of extreme poverty, and uses his background living and traveling the world to help give a platform to the most marginalized communities and individuals. He has a Masters of International Development from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

September 29, 2020

Building resilience in the midst of ensuing chaos in the Philippines

With lockdowns continuing to wreak havoc on the extreme poor populations in the Philippines, the Graduation pilot running there has shown great results in building the resilience and security for participants and their families.
June 19, 2020

Using the Graduation approach to uplift refugees in a changing world: An Interview with UNHCR’s Ziad Ayoubi

Exploring how integrating the Graduation approach into social protection programmes can  improve and empower the lives of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe.
April 13, 2020

Meeting Basic Needs of the World’s Poorest During a Time of Crisis: Part II

BRAC’s comprehensive Graduation programme is designed to engage and improve almost every aspect of a participant’s life with intensive support provided along the way.