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Latin America and the Caribbean
Bono Juancito Pinto (Juancito Pinto Grant) (2006-)



Date: 2006-
Description: Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT) established as an incentive for enrollment, retention and culmination of the school year by children in primary school. The first year the programme assists children between 1st and 5th grade of primary school. The programme coverage was extended several times: In 2007 it was extended to 6th grade, in 2008 up to 2nd grade of secondary school, in 2012 to 3rd grade, in 2013 to 4th grade and since 2014 the coverage was extended to 6th grade. The programme has been preceded by the "Bono Esperanza", implemented by the Municipal Government of El Alto, between 2003 and 2005.


Target population: Children and adolescents under 21 years old studying the level of vocational community primary education or the level of productive community secondary education, in the fiscal education units of the regular education subsystem agreement. Additionally, students in special education and fiscal centres of the subsystem of alternative and special education agreements without age restriction or degree of education.
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical: public schools users
Instrument of selection: Educational Information System (SIE) and other administrative records of the Ministry of Education
Registry of recipients: Single Registry of Students (RUDE)
Exit strategies or criteria: When recipient(s) loses eligibility
Comments: As part of the measures to face the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation, in March 2020 the government announced the delivery of the Family Allowance (Bono Familia), which was a monetary transfer that aims to contribute to the nutrition of children in vulnerable families that did not receive school breakfast during quarantine. This transfer was delivered once per household, for the amount of BOV $ 500.


Legal framework: Supreme Decrees 28899 (2006), 29321 (2007), 29652 (2008), 0309 (2009), 0648 (2010), 1016 (2011), 1372 (2012), 1748 (2013), 2141 (2014), 2506 (2015), 2899 (2016) y 3331 (2017). Ministerial Resolutions 248 y 775 (2008), 695 (2012), 718 y 719 (2013), 546 (2016) y 2521 (2017).
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Education
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Education
Source of funding: General Treasury of the Nation - Internal resources

1) Juancito Pinto grant

Recipient(s): Children and adolescents attending public schools of formal education, youth alternative and / or special education.
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Cash withdrawal
Periodicity of delivery: Annual
Recipient of the transfer: Parent or guardian
Conditionalities: Education: 80% school attendance, according to the teacher report
Amount : BOB $200 in 2021; see Data Excel Format


2) Family Allowance (for covid-19)

Recipient(s): Children of low-income families who attend public schools and who did not have school breakfast during quarantine.
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Cash delivery/withdrawal
Periodicity of delivery: Single transfer
Recipient of the transfer: Father, mother or guardian
Comments: On April 1st of 2020 the allowance was extended to students with disabilities. On April 14th of the same year it was extended to students from private schools and alternative education.


Dependence or Constraints? Labor Supply Responses from a Cash Transfer Program

Author: Vera-Cossio, Diego
Date: 2017
Publication info: IDB WORKING PAPER SERIES Nº IDB-WP-1064
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation


Schooling and labour market impact of Bolivia's Bono Juancito Pinto

Author: Canelas, C. and Niño-Zarazúa, M.
Date: 2018
Publication info: WIDER Working Paper 2018/36
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation


Conditional cash transfers for primary education: Which children are left out?

Author: Bauchet, J., Undurraga, E., Reyes-García, V., Behrman, J. and Godoy, R.
Date: 2018
Publication info: World Development Volume 105 (2018), Pages 1–12
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation on participation


Cash transfers in Latin America: Effects on poverty and redistribution

Author: Amarante, V., and Brun, M.
Date: 2016
Publication info: WIDER Working Paper 2016/136
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation


Matriculación, Trabajo Infantil y Asistencia Escolar en Bolivia: una evaluación al Bono Juancito Pinto

Author: Vera, D. and Contreras, D.
Date: 2011
Publication info: University of Chile. Mimeo
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on education


Impacto de los bonos financiados con la renta petrolera

Author: Medinaceli, M. and Mokrani, L.
Date: 2010
Publication info: Revista del Postgrado Multidisciplinario en Ciencias del Desarrollo n. 20
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on poverty and inequality


El bono Juancito Pinto del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia. Programas de transferencias monetarias e infancia

Author: Marco, Flavia
Date: 2012
Publication info: Project Documents n. 507. ECLAC
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Perceptions evaluation


Evaluación de impacto del Bono Juancito Pinto en Bolivia

Author: Aguilar, Hernán
Date: 2014
Publication info: 7th meeting of economists of Bolivia
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation on education


El impacto del "Bono Juancito Pinto", un analisis a partir de micro-simulaciones

Author: Yañez Aguilar, Ernesto
Date: 2012
Publication info: FOCAL
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact Evaluation


El Bono Juancito Pinto del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia: Programas de transferencias monetarias e infancia

Author: Flavia Marco Navarro
Date: 2012
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage


Evaluación del programa Bono Juancito Pinto

Author: UDAPE
Date: 2010
Publication info: In progress
Topic: Impact evaluation and perceptions


Bono Juancito Pinto

Author: Czerniexicz, Nicole
Date: 2007
Publication info: UDAPE
Topic: General information / Evaluation




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