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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Building Opportunities for Our Social Transformation, BOOST (2011-)
Belize

 

 

Date: 2011-
Description: The BOOST Programme is a co-responsibility cash transfer programme that provides small cash assistance to poor households subject to specific condionalities concerning education (minimum school attendance of 85%) and health (inmunization of children under 5 and pre-natal check-ups for pregnant women).
   

Characteristics

Target population: Households living in poverty
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical: Proxy Means Test
Instrument of selection: Single Information System of Belize (SISB)
Registry of recipients: Single Information System of Belize (SISB)
   

Institutionality

Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation
   

1) Co-responsibility cash transfer

Recipient(s): Children under 18 and pregnant women
Mode of delivery: Credit Union
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Maximum per household: Six beneficiaries per household
Conditionalities: Education: 85% of school attendance for children under 18 year
Health: full course of immunization for 0-5 years old; ante-natal check-ups for pregnant women
Amount : Minimum amount of US$ 22.1 per month and maximum amount of US$ 247.2 monthly; see Data in Excel Format

 

Impact Evaluation of Belize’s Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (BOOST)

Author: The Consultancy Group
Date: 2016
Publication info: Report
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

 

 

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