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Familias por la Inclusión Social (2005-2010)



Date: 2005-2010
Description: Conditional cash transfer programme. Successor of the "Jefas y Jefes de Hogar Desocupados" (2002-2005) programme and reformulation of the "human development income" (IDH) component of the "Atención a Grupos Vulnerables" programme (PAGV) (1996).


Target population: Families at social risk with children aged between 0 and 19 years, pregnant women and / or disabled
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Proxy means test
2) Categorical: Participants of the "Jefes y Jefas de Hogar" programme with two or more children under 19 years old
Exit strategies or criteria: When the household loses eligibility
Comments: The incorporation of new participants is closed.
Reformulated in 2009 under the National Family Plan. Incorporates emphasis on promotion and social participation.


Legal framework: Resolution no. 825/05(MSD), Decree PEN no. 1506-1504, modified in 2009 by Resolution No. 3380 (MSD)
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
Executing organization(s): Secretariat of Human Development and Social Policy
Source of funding: Government of Argentina, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

1) Ingreso no remunerativo (Unearned compensation)

Recipient(s): 1) Children under 19 years old
2) Disabled
3) Pregnant women
Mode of transfer: Transfer according to family composition (number of children)
Mode of delivery: Magnetic card
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: Maximum number of participants per family (6) with decreasing amount. From the 7th child, the family qualifies for a non-contributory pension.
Conditionalities: The modality of conditionalities control implemented in the first phase of of the programme (2005-2008), was replaced by the monitoring the educational, health and social risks (for intervention and follow-up), the cross-checkinging of interstate information about the households and the commitment of the recipients to update family data and participate in prevention and promotion activities.
Comments: For the young female participants from the program PAGV-IDH, the transfer starts from the first dependent child, and for families participants from the PJJHD programme, the transfer starts from the second dependent child.


2) Social promotion component

Recipient(s): All participant households of the programme
Description: These are activities that seek to improve the possibilities of family income (support for the creation of cooperatives and small family businesses and access to microcredit), completion of studies and professional training (incentives for family members over 19 years old to complete their studies or learn a trade) and activities related to children and youth, social economy, health and nutrition, identity rights, culture and popular organization.


3) Social participation component

Recipient(s): All participant households of the programme
Description: The programme is composed of actions that promote social participation and organization by strengthening social networks and small organizations that rescue the memory and local identities, recreation and artistic activities, community communication and sports.


Programa Familias Por La Inclusión Social. Un Análisis Comparado

Author: Zaga, Daniel
Date: 2009
Publication info: Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Politicas Públicas
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information / Evaluation


Programa Familias por la Inclusión Social. Resumen ejecutivo 2007

Author: Ministry of Social Development
Date: 2007
Publication info: Ministry of Social Development [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Annual report


Programa familias por la inclusión social. Entre el discurso de derechos y la práctica asistencial

Author: Campos, Luis, Leonor Faur and Laura Pautassi
Date: 2007
Publication info: Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information / Evaluation




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