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Latin America and the Caribbean
Ñamba`apo Paraguay (2010-2012)



Date: 2010-2012
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: Ñamba’apo Paraguay is part of the Sâso Pyahu system and has been implemented to promote decent work for persons who live in poverty and extreme poverty. It aims to development the labour market insertion process and includes the integration to public interest works with capacitation actions and the deliver of a prestation called “Promoting Employment Insurance", which is no contributory. It develops paid transition labour projects for a maximum period of nine months, and at the same time it links the participants to other services that help to improve their quality of life, through the continuation of their studies in the Literacy System for Young and Adults, capacitation courses and labour capacitation, access to the National Health System.


Target population: Persons living in poverty and extreme poverty.
Area of intervention: Technical and professional training
Remedial education and school retention
Geographic scale: National


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTESS)
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTESS)

1) Employment Promotion Insurance Through the State

Recipient(s): Participants of the programme
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: It consists on a monthly transfer of 500.000 guaranies. It also includes conditionalities that the beneficiaries have to fulfill such as participating in the construction and the improvement of small infrastructure constructions for communitarian interest. The programme`s period is between one to six months depending on the type of communitarian work.
Amount : PYG$ 500.000


2) Training for Work

Recipient(s): Participants of the programme
Description: Is consists on training courses mainly in the area of construction, which aim is the labour insertion of the beneficiaries into private companies that realize important works for the State. Nevertheless, there is also the possibility to insert the beneficiaries in smaller constructions, but with communitarian interest authorized by different Ministries and which need a reasonable quantity of unqualified workforce.




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