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Productive Entrepreneurship Strengthening Programme (Programa de Fortalecimiento a Emprendimientos Productivos) (Programa de Fortalecimiento a Emprendimientos Productivos) (2006-)



Date: 2006-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: It is a programme of economic support and training for enterprises that are in operation and are run by people in a situation of socio-economic vulnerability. It supports enterprises throughout the national territory and in all areas of activity. The programme seeks to promote the development of entrepreneurial skills through technical assistance, financial support and support for formalisation.


Target population: People over 18 years of age, in a situation of poverty, who produce or provide any good or service individually, as a family or as a group.
Area of intervention: Support to self employment
Geographic scale: National


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Social Development
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Social Development

1) Economic support

Recipient(s): People over 18 years of age, living in poverty
Description: Through returnable financial support, groups can improve their income and working or production conditions. Financial support can be requested for the purchase of: raw materials, goods, tools and small machinery. The money should not be used for rent, vehicles, salaries, public fees or training fees. In this process, training and education for the members of the enterprises is also provided, and support is given for formalisation, especially through the MIDES Social Monotax.


Programa de Fortalecimiento a Emprendimientos Productivos. Resultados de EvaluaciĆ³n

Author: Ministry of Social Development (MIDES)/ National Directorate for Monitoring and Evaluation (DINEM
Date: 2013
Publication info: 2010 Edition.
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation


Programa de Fortalecimiento de Emprendimientos Productivos

Author: MIDES (Ministry of Social Development)
Date: N/A
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information




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