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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
PRAF/IDB Tranche II (1998-2005)
Honduras

 

 

Date: 1998-2005
Description: Conditional cash transfer (CCT) pilot programme, financed with an IDB loan (1056/SF-HO). The programme was developed in parallel to the PRAF established in 1990 and implemented with national funds (which did not check conditionalities). One of the greatest innovations of PRAF/IDB Phase II was to include transfers to the offer by the size of population served. PRAF/IDB II incorporated an experimental design that allowed various impact evaluations carried out by IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), becoming one of the main references of this type of programme.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families in extreme poverty with children under 12 and/or pregnant and/or breastfeeding women
Geographic scale: National (mainly rural areas)
Targeting method: 1) Geographic
2) Proxy means test
Exit strategies or criteria: When the household loses eligibility
Comments: In order to carry out an impact evaluation, the population was divided in four groups: G1 = only received demand side incentives (bonus), G2 = received demand side incentives (bonus) and supply side interventions; G3 = only received supply side interventions; G4 = did not receive any incentive, but information about their socioeconomical behavior was collected.
Promotes access to a package of services that include nutrition (Comprehensive Care Strategy for Children in the Community, AIN-C), health care and basic services
   

Institutionality

Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Presidency of the Republic
Executing organization(s): PRAF (Family Allowance Programme) and IDB (Inter-American Development Bank)
Source of funding: Government of Honduras, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
   

1) Bono de nutrición y salud (Health and nutrition bonus)

Recipient(s): 1) Children under 3 years
2) Pregnant / breastfeeding women
Mode of transfer: Transfer according to family composition (number of members eligible)
Mode of delivery: Vouchers
Periodicity of delivery: Every four months
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: Maximum number of beneficiaries per household (2)
Conditionalities: Health: Mothers: attendance to prenatal controls (5) and postpartum check up.
Health: Attendance to nutrition and health controls.

 

2) Bono escolar (School bonus)

Recipient(s): Children between 6 and 12 years who have not completed 4th grade
Mode of transfer: Transfer according to family composition (number of members eligible)
Mode of delivery: Voucher
Periodicity of delivery: Every four months
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: Maximum number of beneficiaries per household (3)
Conditionalities: Education: Enroll in the first month of school, have fewer than 20 absences per year and that the student does not repeat any grade more than once.

 

3) ICS (Incentivos a la Calidad en Salud / Incentives for Quality in Health)

Recipient(s): Health Care Providers (UPS)
Comments: UPS managers should participate in the process of quality improvement, the units must provide services according to standards established by the Secretary of Health and must meet annual goals of services.
Description: Cash transfer to meet increased demand for health services. The amount varies depending on the situation found in each health center in terms of population size, number of health workers and basic requirements of services
Amount : Between US$2,767 and US$12,683 approximately per health care center per year (2003)

 

4) IDA (Incentivo al Desarrollo del Aprendizaje / Learning Development Incentive)

Recipient(s): Parent Associations (APF)
Description: Cash transfer to meet increased demand for education services. Includes money transfer to parents associations and teachers training in pedagogical methodologies and techniques for teaching Spanish and mathematics.
Amount : U.S. $ 3,343 average to each educational center per year (2003).

 

Long-Term Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfers: Review of the Evidence

Author: Millán, T. M., Barham, T., Macours, K., Maluccio, J. A., & Stampini, M.
Date: 2019
Publication info: The World Bank Research Observer, 34(1), 119–159
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Experimental long-term effects of early childhood and school-age exposure to a conditional cash transfer program

Author: Molina-Millan, T., Macours, K., Maluccio, J. A., and Tejerina, L.
Date: 2018
Publication info: Working paper
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient: Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs

Author: Banerjee et al.
Date: 2017
Publication info: The World Bank Research Observer, vol. 32, no. 2 (August 2017)
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Proyecto PRAF/BID Fase II: Impacto Intermedio, Sexto informe

Author: International Food Policy Research Center (IFPRI)
Date: 2003
Publication info: Washington D.C., july [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

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 American Studies (CIEPLAN) & 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) [en línea]
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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