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Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being (2019-)
Mexico

 

 

Date: 2019-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being seek to strengthen an inclusive and equitable education by expanding the capabilities associated with the education of the population that is in a situation of poverty or in conditions of vulnerability. The program grants scholarships in initial, primary and secondary education to girls, boys and adolescents of recipient families, in order to encourage their school enrollment and graduation. As of 2019, this program replaces the educational components of the PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families in a situation of extreme poverty with children, adolescents and young people who attend to school and can access the scholarships of the program. Additionally, the program considers ex-recipient households of the PROSPERA program that meet the eligibility requirements in 2019, whose estimated per capita income is below the Income Poverty Line (LPI).
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Geographic: areas with high rates of vulnerability and poverty, according to the Declaration of Priority Care Areas formulated by the Chamber of Deputies. Priority is given to families that live in areas of indigenous populations, areas with high degrees of marginalization or with high rates of violence.
Categoric: i) Families whose estimated monthly income per capita is less than the monetary extreme poverty line and who have a member between 0 and 15 years of age who reports to be studying in primary education. ii) Families whose monthly income per capita is less than the monetary poverty line and have members who are scholarship recipients.
Instrument of selection: The geographic targeting takes into account the Social Lag Index established by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), the Marginalization Index established by the National Population Council (CONAPO), the statistical information available for villages, basic geostatistical areas, colonies or blocks generated by INEGI, Secretariat of Welfare or other institutions. The socioeconomic information of households is collected through a Socioeconomic Survey in the villages defined as priority areas, in order to identify those eligible for the program.
The selection of recipients is based on the information in the Socio-economic Survey, the validation of formats or proof of enrollment in primary and/or secondary education in schools authorized for the Program (incorporated by the Ministry of Public Education in the National Catalog of Labour Centers of basic and upper secondary education) and the Attention Form (used to correct or update information of beneficiaries).
Registry of recipients: The Register of Active Beneficiaries of the program includes the households and individuals who receive the monetary transfers. This register is included in the Base Register of Beneficiaries of the program, which contains the socioeconomic information of all potentially beneficiary households. The Base Register of Beneficiaries, in turn, is incorporated into the Single Registry of Beneficiaries, which integrates the registers of beneficiaries of the subsidy programs of the Public Administration of Mexico.
Exit strategies or criteria: The family is dismissed from the active list of users of the program when: 1) The household head does not fulfill his/her commitments (keep family data up to date, participate in information sessions, prevent children from working, allocate resources to improve children's education and support regular children's attendance at school); 2) false information is provided; 3) the name of the program is used for electoral, political, proselytizing, religious or profit purposes; 4) eligibility conditions are lost; or 5) by voluntary resignation.
There is a recertification process for the continuous updating of the Register of Beneficiaries, for which the socioeconomic information of the recipient families must be updated at least every four years.
Comments: The socioeconomic information of households will be valid for up to four years when the survey is completed and family is selected for the program. Likewise, the socio-economic information will be valid for up to one year when a family is not selected for the program.
In the case of a Disaster Emergency Declaration by the National Civil Protection Coordination of the Ministry of the Interior, the program must have a protocol to facilitate the continuity of the support granted to the scholarship holders.
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Decree establishing the National Coordination of Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being (Official Journal of the Federation - Diario Oficial de la Federación, 05/31/2019). Agreement by which the operating rules of PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program are issued, for the fiscal year 2019 (Official Gazette of the Federation - Diario Oficial de la Federación, 02/28/2019).
Responsible organization(s): Secretariat of Well-being through the National Coordination of Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being
Executing organization(s): Secretariat of Well-being through the National Coordination of Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being, the State Coordinations of Integral Development Programs, the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP), the State Education Services, State Secretaries of Education or equivalent and the National Council for Educational Development (CONAFE).
Responsible organization(s) for the registry of recipients: Secretariat of Well-being through the National Coordination of Benito Juárez Scholarships for the Well-being and the General Directorate of Geostatistics and Beneficiary Registers (DGGPB)
Source of funding: Government of Mexico
   

1) Primary Education Scholarships / Becas de Educación Básica

Recipient(s): Families in a situation of extreme poverty who (i) have girls, boys and / or adolescents under 18 years of age, who are enrolled between first grade of primary education and third grade of secondary education, or (ii) are registered in the Register of Beneficiaries, with a reported age between 0 and 15 years of age as of December 31st, 2019.
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Transfers to bank accounts or in cash or payment orders delivered at the Delivery Points of Support.
Periodicity of delivery: Bimonthly, for 5 bimesters (10 months of the school year)
Recipient of the transfer: The mother
Maximum per household: One transfer per family
Conditionalities: Registration of students to primary education and in the register of beneficiaries.
Sanctions: Indefinite suspension of transfers when:
i) the school registration validation is not sent on time for any of the scholarship holders;
ii) at least one scholarship holder in the family attends the same grade level for the third time;
iii) the scholarship is not withdrawn twice in a row;
iv) the household head receives the scholarship amounts but does not make any movement in his bank account for two or more consecutive bimesters;
v) the household head does not sign his savings account contract or does not collect his bank card to receive the program transfers for more than two bimesters from the moment of its issuance;
vi) there are inconsistencies in the data of family members and the family cannot be located to update them or when it is not possible to collect the complete socioeconomic information of the family.
Comments: This Scholarship is compatible with any other scholarships from state, local or private origin, but not from the federal government.
In certain cases, the National Coordination might consider necessary to deliver the scholarships quarterly or semiannually, due to difficulties in the access of the families to the delivery points.
As part of the commitments, families should prevent children under 15 from participating in work activities; allocate program resources to the improvement of the education of children; and support regular class attendance by the scholarship recipients of the program.
Amount : 800 MXN monthly per family, in 2019

 

2) Universal Scholarship for Secondary Education Students / Beca Universal para Estudiantes de Educación Media Superior

Recipient(s): Students between 14 and 21 years of age, enrolled in secondary education at any public institution. Children and adolescents in higher secondary education who were registered in PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program in 2019 and meet the eligibility criteria.
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Transfers to bank accounts or in cash or payment orders delivered at the Delivery Points of Support.
Periodicity of delivery: Bimonthly, for 5 bimesters (10 months of the school year). The transfers are delivered for up to 30 months after the student receives the first one.
Recipient of the transfer: Student. If the student does not have his/her own means of payment, the program uses the means of payment of the mother or household head.
Maximum per household: There is no maximum per family. The transfer amount is delivered to each student.
Conditionalities: Enrollment and permanence of the student in upper secondary education.
Sanctions: Indefinite suspension of transfers when:
i) the school registration validation is not sent on time;
ii) the scholarship holder attends the same grade level for the third time;
iii) the scholarship is not withdrawn twice in a row;
iv) the recipient receives the scholarship amounts but does not make any movement in his bank account for two or more consecutive bimesters;
v) the recipient does not sign his savings account contract or does not collect his bank card to receive the program transfers for more than two bimesters from the moment of its issuance;
vi) there are inconsistencies in the data of family members and the family cannot be located to update them or when it is not possible to collect the complete socioeconomic information of the family.
Comments: This scholarship is compatible with any other scholarships from state, local or private origin, but not from the federal government.
In certain cases, the National Coordination might consider necessary to deliver the scholarships quarterly or semiannually, due to difficulties in the access of the families to the delivery points.
Amount : 800 MXN monthly per student, in 2019

 

3) Youth Writing the Future / Beca Jóvenes Escribiendo el Futuro

Recipient(s): Students up to 29 years of age in situations of economic vulnerability and enrolled in a public school of tertiary Education.
Students in tertiary education who were registered in PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program in 2019 and meet the eligibility criteria.
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Transfers to bank accounts or in cash or payment orders delivered at the Delivery Points of Support.
Periodicity of delivery: Bimonthly, for 5 bimesters (10 months of the school year).
Recipient of the transfer: Student
Maximum per household: There is no maximum per family. The transfer amount is delivered to each student.
Conditionalities: Enrollment and permanence of the student in tertiary education.
Sanctions: Indefinite suspension of transfers when:
i) the school registration validation is not sent on time;
ii) the scholarship holder attends the same grade level for the third time;
iii) the scholarship is not withdrawn twice in a row;
iv) the recipient receives the scholarship amounts but does not make any movement in his bank account for two or more consecutive bimesters;
v) the recipient does not sign his savings account contract or does not collect his bank card to receive the program transfers for more than two bimesters from the moment of its issuance;
vi) there are inconsistencies in the data of family members and the family cannot be located to update them or when it is not possible to collect the complete socioeconomic information of the family.
Comments: Youth Writing the Future is the educational modality of the program Youth Building the Future, which is part of Mexico's labor and productive inclusion programs (for more information see [Online: https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programa?id=171].
The recipients of Youth Writing the Future cannot receive any other Higher Education scholarship from the Mexican government.
Amount : $2.400 MXN monthly per student, in 2019

 

Evaluación de Diseño con Trabajo de Campo del Programa Becas de Educación Básica para el Bienestar Benito Juárez 2019-2020

Author: Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social (CONEVAL)
Date: 2020
Publication info: CONEVAL report
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Program description

 

Evaluación de Diseño con Trabajo de Campo del Programa Beca Universal para Estudiantes de Educación Media Superior 2019-2020.

Author: Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social (CONEVAL)
Date: 2020
Publication info: CONEVAL report
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Program description

 

ACUERDO por el que se emiten las Reglas de Operación de PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social, para el ejercicio fiscal 2019.

Author: Secretaría de Bienestar
Date: 2019
Publication info: Official Gazette of the Federation - Diario Oficial de la Federación, 02/28/2019
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Program description

 

DECRETO por el que se crea la Coordinación Nacional de Becas para el Bienestar Benito Juárez

Author: Secretaria de Bienestar
Date: 2019
Publication info: Official Gazette of the Federation - Diario Oficial de la Federación, 05/31/2019
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Program description

 

 

 

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