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Programme for the Generation of Inclusive Social Employment -Trabaja Perú (Ex Building Peru) (2006-)

 

 

Date: 2006-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The aim is to create employment, to develop productive capacities, and to promote an employment sustainable and with quality, with the purpose of improve the earnings and employability of the population living in poverty and extreme poverty condition. This programme operates funding elemental infrastructure projects which need an use of nonskilled workforce, such as paving roads, construction of sports slabs, irrigation canals, embankments and hydraulic defenses. In specific, the programme funs salaries, materials, tools and safety kits. Between 2006-2011, the programme name was Building Peru.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Unemployed and underemployed population living in poverty and extreme poverty, with a priority to head of households, young people between 18 to 29 years old, disabled people, and elderlies.
Area of intervention: 1) Direct job creation
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Geographic: districts with high levels of unemployment and poverty
2) Selftargeting: workers who are willing to earn 70% of the minimum salary
3) Proxy means testing
Instrument of selection: Households Targeting System (SISFHO)
Registry of recipients: Single Beneficiaries Registry (RUB)
Exit strategies or criteria: When the project finishes
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Supreme Decree N°012-2011-TR; Supreme Decree N°004-2012-TR; Directoral Resolution N° 002-2013-TP/DE
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion
Source of funding: Government of Peru
   

1) Competitive projects

Recipient(s): Unemployed and underemployed population living in urban areas in poverty and extreme poverty situation. There is a priority to head of households, young peopled aged between 18 and 29 years old, people with disabilities and elderly.
Mode of transfer: Transfers according to days worked.
Periodicity of delivery: According to works length
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: This modality has the largest budget assignation of the programme, and the projects could be presented by the regional, province or local governments.
Description: The programme assigns funds into a competitive budget where the projects should be presented, then selected by a Prioritisation Committe. Throughout this modality, the programme seeks to attend people with no inertial unemployment in vulnerability condition and living in urban areas.
Amount : 70% of the minimum wage

 

2) Non-competitive projects

Recipient(s): All participants of the programme
Mode of transfer: Transfers according to days worked.
Periodicity of delivery: According to works length
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: In order to meet the demand of projects cofunding, the programme developed the Contingency Action, which has a national coverage, specially the districts interested on the operation of the programme.
Description: This modality contemplates projects execution of social and economic infrastructure, to mitigate the damages occurred by natural disastres, international crisis, among others. Moreover, there is temporary employment creation to poor and extreme poor people who are unemployed.
Amount : 70% of the minimum wage

 

El impacto del programa "A trabajar Urbano": Ganancias de ingreso y utilidad de las obras

Author: Chacaltana, Juan
Date: 2003
Publication info: Documento de Trabajo, Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo y la Participación
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market : effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

Author: Escudero, Verónica
Date: 2016
Publication info: Research Department Working Paper No 12, OIT, Ginebra
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Evaluación de Impacto del Programa Construyendo Perú. Informe final.

Author: Macroconsult S.A.
Date: 2012
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

 

 

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