Ultra-poor Conference 2015 Session Videos

The IGC-BRAC Ultra-poor conference, held on 9 December 2015 at LSE, served to discuss and evaluate graduation approaches, looking at both short and long term effects of this type of policy intervention. In cooperation with leading economists the conference presented data on the impact of the programme and sought to unpack the mechanisms of the programme’s success.

The following four sessions of the conference were filmed and can be viewed below:

1. Evaluating Programmes Targeting the Ultra-poor - academic presentation by Robin Burgess (IGC)
2. The Effect of Cash Versus Assets - academic presentation by Imran Rasul (University College London) and panel discussion
3. Unbundling Skills and Assets - academic presentation by Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) and panel discussion
4. Graduation in a Longer Perspective - academic presentations by Oriana Bandiera (IGC) and Esther Duflo (MIT) and panel discussion