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Latin America and the Caribbean
Superémonos (2000-2002)



Date: 2000-2002
Description: Conditional cash transfer programme, with emphasis on prevention of school dropout in primary education in exchange for a food voucher. It facilitates the access and retention of poor children and young people in the educational system.


Target population: Poor families with children aged 6 to 18 years
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Proxy means test. Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the SIPO (Target Population Information System)
Instrument of selection: Social Information Record (FIS)
Registry of recipients: Target Population Information System (SIPO)


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Joint Institute for Social Aid (IMAS)
Executing organization(s): IDB
Source of funding: IDB, National Social Development Fund

1) Transferencia monetaria condicionada (Conditional Cash Transfer)

Recipient(s): All participant households of the programme
Mode of delivery: Food Stamps
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: 1 grant
Conditionalities: Education: School attendance for children aged 6 to 18 years.
Food: Do not use the food stamps to buy liquor, cigarettes, drugs or other goods and not to transfer vouchers to third parties.
Sanctions: The support can be interrupted if conditions are not met


The Effect of Conditional Transfers on School Performance and Child Labor: Evidence from an Ex-Post Impact Evaluation in Costa Rica

Author: Suzanne Duryea and Andrew Morrison
Date: 2004
Publication info: Interamerican Development Bank - World Bank [online]
Link: See Webpage


Las Transferencias Condicionadas En América Latina: Luces Y Sombras

Author: Villatoro, Pablo
Date: 2007
Publication info: Eclac [online]
Link: See Webpage


Final report Workshop On Conditional Cash Transfer Programs (ccts): operational experiences

Author: Ayala consulting Co
Date: 2003
Publication info: Quito, Ecuador [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Workshop report




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