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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Bono Vida Mejor (ex Bono 10.000 Education, health and nutrition) (2010-)
Honduras

 

 

Date: 2010-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The purpose of the conditional cash transfer programme (CCT) Bono Vida Mejor is to contribute to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty by creating opportunities, developing skills and competences in education, health and nutrition of families in extreme poverty. Consequently, this bonus seeks to promote intersectoral strategies and actions for education, health and nutrition, as well as coordination with other social programmes related to employment, income and family savings. Its former name (Bono 10.000) indicated that the programme transfered 10,000 lempiras per year, in education or a combination of bonuses for health and nutrition.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families living in extreme poverty
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Geographical: Villages, hamlets and neighborhoods with the highest concentration of homes in extreme poverty.
2) Proxy means test: Households in poverty according to the information in the unique card of characterization of the Unique Registry of Beneficiaries (RUB).
3) Community: The Community School Committees (CEC) are composed of local leaders and are responsible for certifying the poverty status of the households that wish to enter the program.
4) Categorical: Exclusion of areas with insufficient supply (existence of education and health services to meet new demand) and inclusion of households that meet the criteria for program selection.
Instrument of selection: Household census and surveys to identify geographic areas with the highest incidence of poverty; and the unique card of characterization of the Unique Registry of Beneficiaries (RUB) to identify households in poverty.
Registry of recipients: Registry of Beneficiaries of the Bonus Better Life, incorporated in the Unique Registry of Beneficiaries (RUB)
Exit strategies or criteria: No recertification
Comments: This programme performs an innovation incorporating citizen participation and social control through the Community School Committees. These committees are composed of representatives from the education sector (teachers), health sector, religious leaders (Catholic and Protestants Evangelical), Presidents of the Parents Associations , community representatives of the "Water Board" ("Junta de Agua") and indigenous communities representatives.
As of 2014, recipient families of the program receive family support services from the Program "Guías de Familias" (Family Guides).
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Executive Order PCM-010 (2010), Executive Order PCM-024 (2010); Executive Agreement No. 022-DP-2013; Executive Agreement No. SEDIS-003-2015; Ministerial Agreement No. 072-SEDIS-2015.
Responsible organization(s): Secretariat of State of the Presidency
Executing organization(s): Family Allowance Programme (PRAF), Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education
Responsible organization(s) for the registry of recipients: The Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion and the Family Allowance Program (PRAF) are responsible for the Registry of Beneficiaries of the Bonus Better Life. The Unique Registry of Beneficiaries (RUB) is managed by the National Center for Social Sector Information (CENISS)
Source of funding: Government of Honduras, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank (WB) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE)
   

1) Bono de nutrición (Nutrition bonus)

Recipient(s): 1) Children under 5 years
2) Pregnant / breastfeeding women
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Previously it was made by delivery / withdrawal of money or deposit in bank account. As of 2015, the nutrition component is covered through the offer of services by the Ministry of Health to the participating population, allocating the necessary resources to deliver micronutrients to children from 0 to 5 years old, pregnant and puerperal women.
Periodicity of delivery: Quarterly
Recipient of the transfer: Head of household (preferably women)
Maximum per household: Does not have
Conditionalities: Appropriate use of micronutrient
Registration of children and pregnant women in the Health Unit
Comments: Payment is made through the Bank of Honduras

 

2) Bono de salud (Health bonus)

Recipient(s): 1) Children under 5 years
2) Pregnant / breastfeeding women
Mode of transfer: Transfer depends on the number of children in the household
Mode of delivery: Cash delivery at public events or deposit in bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Quarterly
Recipient of the transfer: Head of household (preferably women)
Maximum per household: L. 125 monthly in 2017. See data in Excel format
Conditionalities: Health: Registration of children and pregnant / breastfeeding women at the Health Unit for check-ups
Sanctions: Upon the first breach, a warning is issued to the participating household. At the second consecutive default, a deduction of 100% of the corresponding transfer will be applied to the member who did not comply. A temporary suspension of the transfer is applied when the holder does not claim for two consecutive periods the transfer assigned by the Program and when the household changes of location to a sector not covered by the program.
Comments: Payment is made through the Bank of Honduras

 

3) Bono educación (Education bonus)

Recipient(s): Children between 6 and 18 years enrolled in the public system
Mode of transfer: Transfer amount varies depending on beneficiary's characteristics (number of children)
Mode of delivery: Cash delivery at public events or deposit in bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Quarterly
Recipient of the transfer: Head of household (preferably women)
Maximum per household: L. 290 monthly in 2017. See data in Excel format
Conditionalities: Education: enrollment in 1st and 2nd quarter; at least 80% school attendance in 3rd and 4th quarter.
Sanctions: Upon the first breach, a warning is issued to the participating household. At the second consecutive default, a deduction of 100% of the corresponding transfer will be applied to the member who did not comply. A temporary suspension of the transfer is applied when the holder does not claim for two consecutive periods the transfer assigned by the Program and when the household changes of location to a sector not covered by the program.
Comments: Payment is made through the Bank of Honduras

 

4) Apoyo básico (Basic Allowance)

Recipient(s): Households participating in the program
Mode of delivery: Cash delivery at public events or deposit in bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Quarterly
Recipient of the transfer: Head of household (preferably women)
Maximum per household: L. 335 monthly in 2017. See data in Excel format
Conditionalities: At least one member of the household must fullfill at least one corresponsability in education or health.
Sanctions: Upon the first breach, a warning is issued to the participating household. At the second consecutive default, a deduction of 100% of the corresponding transfer will be applied to the member who did not comply. A temporary suspension of the transfer is applied when the recipient does not claim the transfer assigned by the Program for two consecutive periods and when the household changes its location to a sector not covered by the program.
Comments: Payment is made through the Bank of Honduras.

 

Do education and health conditions matter in a large cash transfer? Evidence from a Honduran experiment

Author: Benedetti, F., Ibarrarán P., and McEwan, P.
Date: 2016
Publication info: Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 64, N° 4, Chicago, University of Chicago, july.
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Cash, Conditions and Child Development: Experimental Evidence from a Cash Transfer in Honduras

Author: Lopez Boo, F., and Creamer, J.
Date: 2019
Publication info: IZA Discussion Paper No. 12109
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Evaluación de impacto del programa de transferencias monetarias Bono Vida Mejor

Author: Secretaría de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social de Honduras
Date: 2017
Publication info: Final report of results of the impact evaluation done by Econometría Consultores
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Do Education and Health Conditions Matter in a Large Cash Transfer? Evidence from a Honduran Experiment

Author: Benedetti, F, Ibarrarán, P., and McEwan, P.
Date: 2015
Publication info: Economic Development and Cultural Change
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

¿Aumentan las transferencias monetarias condicionadas la participación de las mujeres en la toma de decisiones? La evidencia del Programa Bono 10.000 en Honduras

Author: Alemann, C., Buchbinder, B., Cowap, A., Ibarrarán, P., and Juárez, L.
Date: 2016
Publication info: Technique note from the IDB No. IDB-TN-981
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

 

Focalización del programa de transferencias monetarias condicionadas en Honduras

Author: Benedetti, F; Farach, M; Ibarran, P; and Villa, J.
Date: 2014
Publication info: Technique note from the IDB No. IDB-TN-705
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation on targeting

 

Segunda Operación para el Programa de Apoyo Integral de la Red de Protección Social

Author: Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Date: 2010
Publication info: [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Proposed loan; General information and evaluation design

 

Informe de Ejecución de Bono 10, 000

Author: PRAF, Gerencia de Operaciones y Coordinación Bono 10,000
Date: 2010
Publication info: [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Description report

 

 

 

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