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Latin America and the Caribbean
Mi Familia Progresa (2008-2011)
Guatemala

 

 

Date: 2008-2011
Description: Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT) with emphasis on nutritional aspects. In mid 2009 the Guatemalan government signed a loan with the IDB to conduct the impact evaluation of the programme, and also received technical assistance from other multilateral lending institutions, development agencies and Latin American countries institutions that have experience in CCT programmes.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Households in extreme poverty with children under age 15 and pregnant women
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Geographic
2) Proxy means test
Instrument of selection: Initial priority municipalities census
Exit strategies or criteria: Loss of eligibility: In the case of periodic health controls, children become ineligible at the age of six, whereas for education benefits, children are ineligible when they turn 15. Mothers are ineligible once they pass their puerperium (or post-partum or post-delivery)
Comments: In 2011, the programme covered 302 municipalities out of 333 throughout the country. It was replaced by the new programme "My Safe Bonus"
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Government Agreement 117-2008; Government Agreement 273-2008; Government Agreement 52-2009
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Education, under the coordination of the Council of Social Cohesion
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Education, Special Implementation Unit.
Source of funding: Government of Guatemala; technical assistance by several cooperation entities.
   

1) Bono educación (Education bonus)

Recipient(s): Children between 6 and 15 years old
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Delivery of cash at public events.
Periodicity of delivery: Bimonthly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: One transference per family
Conditionalities: Education: School attendance of 80%, confirmed by specific controls
Sanctions: The household benefit would be canceled if the family fails three times the conditionalities.

 

2) Bono salud/nutrición (Health and nutrition bonus)

Recipient(s): 1) Children under 6 years old
2) Pregnant women
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Delivery of cash at public events.
Periodicity of delivery: Bimonthly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: Bimonthly
Conditionalities: Attendance to medical checks and health training .
Sanctions: The household benefit would be canceled when the family fails three times the conditionalities.

 

Desafíos de los programas de transferencias con corresponsabilidad: los casos de Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua

Author: Cecchini, Simone, Alicia Leiva, Aldo Madariaga and Daniela Trucco
Date: 2009
Publication info: Santiago, ECLAC [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General Information / Evaluation

 

 

 

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