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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Programa de Asignación Familiar (PRAF) (Family Allowance Programme) (1990-2009)
Honduras

 

 

Date: 1990-2009
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT). It began in 1990 as an emergency programme delivering subsidies without conditionalities, funded by the Honduran government. Between 1998 and 2006, it operated in parallel with the pilot project PRAF/IDB II financed by the IDB. It was targeted to different beneficiaries and offered its own transfers. At present, it delivers a set of bonuses for different population groups. In 2006, it became part of the Solidarity Network, an initiative that aimed to improve the intersectoral articulation of public benefits. In 2007, it began an effort to standardize its operating structure and performance with the PRAF / IDB III. It was replaced by the program bono 10000 (now called Bono Vida Mejor) in 2010.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families in extreme poverty with children under 14 years old enrolled through 6th grade, children under 5 years old with disabilities or at risk of malnutrition, pregnant or breastfeeding and / or elderly
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Geographic
2) Means test
Instrument of selection: Beneficiaries Registration System of Honduras (SIRBHO)
Registry of recipients: Beneficiaries Registration System of Honduras (SIRBHO)
Exit strategies or criteria: When household loses eligibility
Comments: Each component has different operating rules and levels of coverage.
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Decree Law No.127-91; Legislative Agreement No. 127-91; Executive Agreement No. 135-92
Responsible organization(s): Presidency of the Republic
Executing organization(s): PRAF (Family Allowance Programme)
Source of funding: Government of Honduras, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
   

1) Bono materno infantil (Maternal and child bonus)

Recipient(s): 1) Children under 5 years with disabilities or at risk of malnutrition
Pregnant / breastfeeding women
Mode of transfer: Transfer according to family composition (number of members eligible)
Mode of delivery: Cash delivery / withdrawal
Periodicity of delivery: Every four months
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: Maximum number of beneficiaries per household (3)
Conditionalities: Health: attendance at health check-ups

 

2) Bono escolar de Primero a Sexto Grado (Bonus for education - First to Sixth Grade)

Recipient(s): Children between 6 and 14 years enrolled through 6th grade in public schools
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Cash Delivery / withdrawal
Periodicity of delivery: Semiannual
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: One transfer per household
Conditionalities: Education: School enrollment and attendance.

 

3) Bono tercera edad (Elderly Bonus)

Recipient(s): Adults over 65 years
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Cash Delivery / withdrawal
Periodicity of delivery: Annual
Recipient of the transfer: Beneficiary
Maximum per household: Does not have
Conditionalities: Does not have
Comments: In 2009, 52,493 people benefited.

 

4) Bono mano amiga (Friendly hand bonus)

Recipient(s): Young people living in areas of high social risk and adults who work in municipal landfills
Mode of delivery: Cash Delivery / withdrawal
Periodicity of delivery: Weekly (twice)
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Conditionalities: Does not have
Amount : Delivered Lps. 30.00 (2 days a week) making a Lps. 240 bonus per month (for 6 months)

 

5) Bolsón Escolar (School backpack)

Recipient(s): Children studying through third grade in public schools
Periodicity of delivery: Annual
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Conditionalities: Does not have
Description: This in-kind transfer has been executed since 1992 to provide basic school materials to children who attend public schools in the country's poorest communities. The bag is fitted with: a sketchbook, a calligraphy notebook , a notebook, two notebooks for homework, two black ink pens, two red ink pens, two pencils , a box of colored pencils, an eraser, a ruler, a sharpener and a backpack.

 

6) Bono DI-mujer (The DI-mujer project for women's comprehensive development)

Recipient(s): Women heads of households in poverty
Comments: In 2009, 13,390 women were benefited through the different actions, and 184 loans were granted.
Description: Established in 1991, this cash transfer programme is combined with actions aimed at developing the productive capacity of women heads of households in poverty. Through this project pre-investment activities, social and productive training, training of entrepreneurs, training in organization and management of retail stores, basic social infrastructure and technical and credit assistance are executed.

 

7) Bono Juvenil Urbano Rural (Youth allowance for comprehensive family development)

Recipient(s): Unemployed youth between 14 and 24 years
Conditionalities: Education: Daily school attendance and a minimum grade of 70%.
Comments: In 2007, 19,316 young people were benefited.
Description: Cash transfer implemented as a social compensation programme to meet training needs and training at-risk youth, targeting the improvement of human capital.

 

Conditional cash transfers, female bargaining power and parental labour supply

Author: Novella, R., Ripani, L., Cruces, G., and Alzúa, M.
Date: 2012
Publication info: IDB Working paper No. IDB-WP-368
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

The Heterogeneous Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers

Author: Galiani, S., and McEwan, P.
Date: 2013
Publication info: Working paper No. 149. National University of La Plata
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Evaluating of the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Schooling: An Experimental Analysis of Honduras’ PRAF Program

Author: Glewwe, P., and Olinto, P.
Date: 2004
Publication info: Final report for USAID
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Review of IDB Institutional Support to the Conditional Cash Transfer in Three Lower-Middle-Income Countries

Author: IDB
Date: 2015
Publication info: Comparative case studies of the IDB
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information

 

Welfare Programs and Labor Supply in Developing Countries. Experimental Evidence from Latin America

Author: Alzúa, M.L. , Cruces, G. and Ripani, L.
Date: 2012
Publication info: IZA DP No. 6959
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Effect on work incentives and the labor supply

 

Honduras: el Programa de Asignación Familiar en Transferencias con corresponsabilidad. Una mirada latinoamericana, E. Cohen y R. Franco (coords.)

Author: Cohen, Ernesto, Rolando Franco and Pablo Villatoro
Date: 2006
Publication info: México, FLACSO/SEDESOL [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General Information

 

Protección Social en Honduras: El Papel de los Programas de Transferencias Condicionadas: PRAF I, II y III

Author: Franco, Rolando
Date: 2008
Publication info: Corporation for Latin America Studies (CIEPLAN) and Fernando Henrique Cardoso Institute (iFHC) [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General Information/Evaluation

 

Assessing Honduras? CCT Programme PRAF, Programa de Asignación Familiar: Expected and Unexpected Realities

Author: Moore, Charity
Date: 2008
Publication info: Brasilia, Country Study (15), International Poverty Center (IPC) [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General Information/Evaluation

 

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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