On October 6th, 2011, the World Bank organized a learning forum on “Reaching the Poorest: Lessons for and from Graduation” in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Forum brought together a dynamic group of representatives from the federal and provincial governments, development practitioners, academia, and development partners to discuss the requirements of a social protection system. The speakers shared lessons and experiences on how social safety nets could be transformed to graduation programs. The Forum also discussed the strategies for providing faster, transparent and effective service delivery of social protection programs through unified targeting systems, better monitoring and evaluation, and the use management information systems. Click here to read more about this story.