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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Promotion of Social Economy Programme (Ex Productive Options Programme) (Programa de Fomento a la Economía Social) (2003- )

 

 

Date: 2003-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The objective of the Social Economy Promotion Program is to contribute to improving the income of people living in poverty by strengthening of capacities and means of the organisms of the social sector of the economy (OSSE), as well as of the people with income below well-being line integrated in social groups, that count on productive initiatives.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Social Sector Organizations of the Economy (OSSE) and persons with incomes below the welfare line, organized in social groups (at least three people)
Area of intervention: Support for independent work
Geographic scale: Nationwide
Targeting method: Categorical: People whose income is below the welfare line, integrated into social groups or organizations of producers and independent producers who have productive initiatives
Geographical: Towns in municipalities categorized as i) Rural Priority Attention Zones (ZAP); ii) Indigenous Population (CDI); iii) High and very High rate of Marginalization; iv) 50% of the population with income under the Well-being Line.
Instrument of selection: Criteria of the National Council for Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval), information from the Single Socioeconomic Information Questionnaire (CUIS) and through physical checks or visits made to households
Registry of recipients: Development Focus System (SIFODE)
   

Institutionality

Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Secretariat of Welfare (Bienestar)
Executing organization(s): Secretariat of Welfare (Bienestar)
Source of funding: Government of Mexico
   

1) Implementation of new productive projects

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: The economic support is given to the group once. Salaries, wages, adaptation works, remodeling or construction on public lands and technical assistance cannot be supported
Description: Delivery of capitalizable economic resources for productive projects directed to groups of minimum three persons, which promotes the reinvestment of the income generated by the project. The support will be given for acquisition of new assets, fixed investment, differed investment and/or work capital. The economic support is up to 50,000 MXN per each member of the group and up to MXN$ 250,000 per project
Amount : MXN$ 50,000 (per each member) to MXN$ 250,000 (per project)

 

2) Development of productive initiatives

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: In-kind support for the formulation of productive projects, technical assistance and accompaniment provided by the General Division of Productive Options to social groups composed of minimum three persons who present income below the well-being line. The economic support is given through a medium-superior or superior education institution.
Amount : Up to MXN$ 100,000,000 for the Project Formulation Process and MXN$ 10,000,000 for the Accompaniment Process

 

3) Capacity Development

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Social Sector Organizations of the Economy (OSSE)
Description: Economic Support in cash which is granted by the National Institute of Social Economy to the Organization for the promotion and fostering of social economy (INPROFES) for strengthening processes of capacities of the Social Sector Organizations of the Economy (OSSE)
Amount : Up to MXN$ 100,000 in cash and MXN$ 80,000 in kind

 

4) Support for Social Bank

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Social Sector Organizations of the Economy (OSSE) for savings and credits
Description: Economic support in cash or in kind which is granted by the National Institute of Social Economy to promote and support the creation, transformation, strengthening, consolidation and integration of Social Sector Organizations of the Economy for savings and credits.
Amount : Up to MXN$ 1,500,000 (in cash)

 

Meta evaluación del Programa de Opciones Productivas (POP)

Author: Cejudo, Guillermo M.
Date: 2012
Publication info: Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), México
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Metaevaluation

 

Evaluación Externa del Programa Opciones Productivas

Author: Márquez, Graciela
Date: 2006
Publication info: El Colegio de México (Colmex)
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Design evaluation

 

 

 

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