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Latin America and the Caribbean
National Employment Programme (Programa Nacional de Empleo) (PRONAE) (2000- )
Costa Rica

 

 

Date: 2000-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: Improve the living conditions of the unemployed or underemployed population at risk of poverty and extreme poverty, through a temporary financial support for their participation in community projects, training processes, support to groups of people with ideas and projects
   

Characteristics

Target population: People 15 years older living in poverty, extreme poverty, vulnerability, unemployed and underemployed. Also, the programme considered indigenous populations.
Area of intervention: Technical and professional training
Direct job creation
Geographic scale: National (urban and rural areas) (with special emphasis on communities with lower Social Development Index)
Targeting method: Categoric
Exit strategies or criteria: If it is found that a (a) beneficiary (a) has misrepresented his personal and professional information will be immediately excluded from the project and will report what happened to the relevant judicial authorities
Comments: The monetary support/transfer for the community work, productive ideas and training will last three months, while in EMPLEATE will last for six months on average.
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Executive Decree Nº 29044-TSS-COMEX (2000)
Executive Decree Nº 037143-MTSS-COMEX (2012)
Executive Decree 35028-MTSS-COMEX (2009)
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Executing organization(s): National Employment Office
Source of funding: Social development and Family allowances Fund
   

1) Communal work and Productive ideas

Recipient(s): People over 18 years, unemployed and underemployed, living in poverty and / or extreme poverty
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct destinatary
Comments: The projects to be supported should come from the own community needs in terms of building infrastructure, productive projects and training processes. The project will consist of 10 people on average.
Description: Temporary economic support per month, for unemployed or underemployed grouped into cooperatives, community organisations or non-profit associations involved in a project of community interest, lasting on average three months, which may be extended, depending on the needs of the project.
Amount : 185.000 colones (The amount varies depending on the time of participation: 160 hours monthly, will receive total allowance; 120 hours per month will receive the 75% of the total and, 80 hours per month will be entitled to receive 50% of the total subsidy )

 

2) Training support

Recipient(s): People over 15 years
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct destinatary
Description: Temporary economic support to people involved in a community project of occupational training (given by a formal training institution or accredited by the INA). People recruited by the National Intermediation Service are included.
Amount : 185.000 colones

 

3) Training "Empléate"

Recipient(s): Youth between 17 and 24 years, who neither study nor work
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct destinatary
Description: It allows access to training programs and technical and technological training according to labour market demands.
Amount : 185.000 colones

 

4) Indigenous people

Recipient(s): People over 18 years, from indigenous communities
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct destinatary
Description: Temporary economic support to indigenous population in projects of community interest in infrastructure development.
Amount : 185.000 colones

 

5) Monetary subsidy

Recipient(s):
Description: The programme provides a temporary employment subsidy to people who as a result of a disaster, suffering the loss of their jobs or regular source of income, or under unemployment status.

 

 

 

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