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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Social Prosperity Income Programme (Ingreso para la Prosperidad Social) (2011-2014)

 

 

Date: 2011-2014
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: This programme seeks to strengthen the capabilities and competencies for income generation of the members of families belonging to the Unidos Network, in order to develop labor habits that will allow them to achieve goal 6 of the network ("All the people in working age meets capabilities levels that enables the linking into a paid employment or improve the current work conditions ").
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families belonging to the Unidos Network
Area of intervention: Technical and professional training
Remedial education
Direct job creation
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical: Heads of households or their spouses aged between 18 and 35 years old, members of Unidos Network
Exit strategies or criteria: A time limit of permanence: 4 years
In case of getting into formal employment, the participants do not receive the transfer, but they still participate in the "Competencies training" component
Comments: The families participants of the Families in Action programme can receive this transfer, but have to quit receiving the previous transfers, and should continue to comply with the education and nutrition conditionalities.
It is a prerequisite to sign the acceptance letter, be enrolled in an educational institution and have a valid savings account.
   

Institutionality

Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Administrative Department for Social Prosperity
Executing organization(s): Social Income Direction of the Administrative Department for Social Prosperity
Source of funding: National Government of Colombia
   

1) Conditional Transfer

Recipient(s): Heads of household or their spouses, aged between 18 to 35 years old, with schooling between 5th and 11th grade, who do not have formal employment.
Mode of transfer: Transfer amount depends on the size of the city of residence
Periodicity of delivery: Bimonthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Maximum per household: Does not have
Conditionalities: Compliance with each component of the programme
Sanctions: Immediate exit in case of unexcused absence to school, social service and/or training sessions
Comments: It is incompatible with other transfers granted by the Administrative Department for Social Prosperity
Amount : COP$ 300,000 (2017); see Data Excel format

 

2) Competencies training

Recipient(s): Heads of household or their spouses, aged between 18 to 35 years old, with schooling between 5th and 11th grade, who do not have formal employment.
Description: Within a maximum period of 4 years, the participant should complete secondary (in a "2 years in 1" scheme) and technical-vocational education (2 years maximum). It is not allowed to fail any course, or the transfer will be lost.

 

3) Social Service and Skills Development (“Mingas“)

Recipient(s): Heads of household or their spouses, aged between 18 to 35 years old, with schooling between 5th and 11th grade, who do not have formal employment.
Description: Group work aims are to generate value added to the local community. Each person must work at least 4 hours per week (16 hours monthly) and can not perform dangerous activities. Also, there is a coordinator who organizes activities, and monitors and informs participants attendance to a municipal officer. The workshops must build skills that promote human development.

 

4) "Prosperity Chain"

Recipient(s): Heads of household or their spouses, aged between 18 to 35 years old, with schooling between 5th and 11th grade, who do not have formal employment.
Description: Group work which aims is to generate value added to the local community. Each person must work at least 4 hours per week (16 hours monthly) and can not perform dangerous activities. Also, there is a coordinator who organizes activities, and monitors and informs beneficiary attendance to a municipal officer. The workshops must build skills that promote human development.

 

5) Savings Promotion

Recipient(s): Heads of household or their spouses, aged between 18 to 35 years old, with schooling between 5th and 11th grade, who do not have formal employment.
Comments: Banks must be authorized by the Ministry of Finance to process accounts for the Financial Information Integrated System (SIIF).
Description: The programme seeks to stimulate the financial inclusion of the participants, by opening a bank account.

 

 

 

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