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Latin America and the Caribbean
Temporary Social Safety Net and Skills for Youth (Filet de Sécurité Sociale Temporaire et Compétence pour les Jeunes) (2020-)



Date: 2020-
Description: The objective of the programme is to create a social security net for vulnerable urban youth, and generate training and labour intermediation opportunities for young participants. There are three specific objectives: i) provide short term income opportunities to youth through short term employment in vulnerable neighborhoods, to mitigate the effects of the elimination of fuel subsidies; ii) provide access to training for youth living in vulnerable neighborhoods; and iii) provide institutional strengthening to the Social and Economic Fund (FAES) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MAST).


Target population: Vulnerable young people from areas of poverty
Area of intervention: 1) Technical and vocational training
2) Direct job creation
3) Labour intermediation services
Geographic scale: Urban (departments: Artibonite, Nippes, Nord, Nord-est and Ouest)
Targeting method: Geographic: Prioritazing urban areas.
Categorical: Young people in poverty


Legal framework: IDB Project HA-L1137
Responsible organization(s): Social and Economic Fund (FAES) and Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)
Executing organization(s): Social and Economic Fund (FAES) and Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)
Source of funding: Interamerican Development Bank (IDB)

1) Temporary employment (cash for work)

Recipient(s): Young people between 18 and 35 years old, not in education or employment and residing in vulnerable neighbourhoods selected by the programme.
Comments: The value of the work must represent at least 70% of the total value of each project.
Description: This component seeks to fund small community development projects, which will be identified through a participatory process. Each funded project will have a monetary value designed to prioritise the use of low-skilled labour. It is expected that this component will fund approximately 450 community development projects, with a target of at least 30% women.
Amount : Each project to be funded will have a maximum value of USD$50,000 (exceptionally, up to USD$75,000 conditional on approval by the IDB)


2) Professional training

Recipient(s): Young people between 16 and 29 years of age, who are neither studying nor working and who have completed at least their sixth year of basic education.
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: Participants will receive a stipend to cover transportation and meal expenses.
Description: This component seeks to finance the demand for technical training for 2,000 young people. Priority will be given to training in sectors that are potential job creators. Guidance and labour intermediation will be provided to young people undergoing training. Other activities being considered are: i) delivery of soft skills; ii) training in digital work; iii) design of an apprenticeship programme; and, iv) support to services for entrepreneurs (for the incubation of new businesses).


3) Institutional support

Description: This component will support the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MAST) in the development of social protection strategies and their binding research. This includes strengthening the target information system and also aims to support the design and implementation of labour intermediation services, including the development of: i) Job offer services for job seekers and employees; ii) Partnership strategies with employees; iii) Strategic management plan; iv) Technological platform for labour intermediation; and, v) Road map for a labour market system, including mechanisms for collecting demand and supply information.g the development of: i) service offer for jobseekers and employers; ii) association strategy with employers; iii) strategic management plan; iv) labor intermediation technology platform, including hardware and software; and v) road map for a labor markets information system including mechanisms to collect demand and supply side information, as well as to process and disseminate information.




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