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Latin America and the Caribbean
My Safety Bonus (2012-)
Guatemala

 

 

Date: 2012
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: Mi Bono Seguro is a conditional cash transfer led by the Ministry of Social Development, that targets households living in poverty and extreme poverty conditions. Its purpose is to improve the children scholar enrollment rate and improve their health and nutrition condition. This programme is part of the "Hambre Cero"pact of the Guatemalan government.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families with children in a situation of poverty and extreme poverty between 0 and 15 years of age, pregnant and lactating women, girls and adolescents victims of sexual violence, and pregnant women or mothers 14 years old or younger whose cases have been prosecuted.
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Geographical: municipalities prioritized according to criteria of poverty, emergencies and natural or provoked disasters.
2) Proxy means test: Poverty levels according to the Poverty Index generated from the Socioeconomic Conditions Evaluation Card (FECS).
3) Categorical: Criteria for program selection.
Instrument of selection: The census of prioritized municipalities by INE and the Socioeconomic Conditions Evaluation Card (FECS) of the Coordination and Organization Department of Mi Bono Seguro program.
Registry of recipients: Unique Registry of Participants (Registro Unico de Usuarios - RUU)
Exit strategies or criteria: No fulfillment of conditionalities on health and education: absence from school, medical check-ups established in the health services and training.
The recertification process is carried out in the framework of the preparation of the census prior to the delivery of the contributions to the families, according to Decree 50-2016.
Comments: This programme replace the programme "Mi familia progresa"
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Ministerial Agreement No. DS 47 2015; Ministerial Agreement No. DS-61-2017; Decree 50-2016.
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Social Development (MIDES)
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Social Development (MIDES)
Responsible organization(s) for the registry of recipients: The Vice Ministry of Social Protection of MIDES is in charge of the administration in the process of the Unique Registry of Participants (RUU).
   

1) Education transfer

Recipient(s): Poor families with children between 6 and 15 years
Mode of transfer: One transfer per household
Mode of delivery: Savings account deposit
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: One transfer per household
Conditionalities: Children between 6 and 15 years of age must be enrolled and attend school regularly.
Sanctions: The transfer will be canceled when the households do not fulfill three times the conditionalities or when their conditions change.
Amount : Q 500 monthly. See also data in Excel format

 

2) Health transfer

Recipient(s): Poor households with children between 0 and 5 years and pregnant/brest feeding women
Mode of transfer: Transfer amount varies depending on beneficiary's characteristics (number of children)
Mode of delivery: Savings account deposit
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Mother
Maximum per household: One transfer per household
Conditionalities: Assistance to medical check-ups for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Sanctions: The transfer will be canceled when households do not fulfill three times the conditionalities
Amount : Q 500 monthly. See also data in Excel format

 

3) Public Calamity transfer

Recipient(s): Recipients of My Safety Bonus residing in a declared zone of exception due to a disaster, emergency, crisis or social conflict.
Mode of delivery: Bank transfer
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly, for a period of six months.
Recipient of the transfer: Household head (preferably the mother)
Maximum per household: One transfer per household
Conditionalities: Due to the emergency conditions for which this transfer is created, no conditionalities are required.
Comments: The transfer amount may be increased up to 50% more than the amount normally granted to guarantee the protection of the families
Amount : Q 26.000 for a period of six months; see Data in Excel format.

 

4) Growing Health transfer

Recipient(s): Families with children between 0 and 24 months of age who are in a situation of vulnerability due to chronic malnutrition and who live in a situation of poverty or extreme poverty.
Mode of delivery: Bank transfer
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Household head (preferably the mother)
Maximum per household: One transfer per household
Conditionalities: Attendance to medical check-ups in order to prevent the prevalence of chronic malnutrition
Comments: This is a subprogram incorporated since 2016. The transfer will prioritize attention in the departments chosen by the National Strategy for the Prevention of Chronic Malnutrition 2016-2020.
Amount : Q 500

 

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

 

 

 

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