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Latin America and the Caribbean
Labour Inclusion Support Programme (PAIL) (Programa de Apoyo a la Inserción Laboral) (2007- )



Date: 2007-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The main objective is to support the labour adaptations in the private sector of the unemployed population that present major deficiencies to compete in the labour market and, thus, to achieve their labour inclusion. This programme is the result of a strategic alliance between the National Government through MITRADEL and the Private Enterprise, which provides the opportunity to participate in theoretical and practical activities within the company, promoting the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities.


Target population: Unemployed (men and women). Over 18 years.
Area of intervention: 1) Technical and vocational training
Geographic scale: Nationwide


Legal framework: Executive Decree N°150/2007
Decree N°230-2008-DMySC
Decree N°120-2012
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Labour Development (MITRADEL)
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Labour Development (MITRADEL)
Source of funding: Government of Panama and participating companies

1) Labour grant

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: The Panamanian Government will pay 100% of the scholarship, equivalent to the minimum wage according to the economic activity and the corresponding region if the fellow is a person with a disability.
Description: MITRADEL and the participating company pay in equal parts a scholarship (50% each), equivalent to the minimum wage, according to the Economic Activity and the corresponding region. The scholarship lasts up to 3 months. Participants will have a Collective Accident Insurance during the duration of the scholarship. The participating company must hire 80% of the participants who have satisfactorily approved the adaptation in their company, with a minimum contract of three months.
Amount : The participant receives an amount equivalent to the minimum monthly wage.




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