Webinar presentation from 12 October 2017, describing in detail the design features of Mexico’s flagship social protection programme, PROSPERA Social Inclusion Program. The webinar will focus on its external evaluation mechanism, which is carried out by an autonomous agency in charge of the nation’s social policy evaluation. The programme is under the direction of the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) and implemented by the PROSPERA National Coordination.
The 'Social Assistance in Low and Middle Income Countries Dataset' research project collected data on social assistance programmes in low and middle income countries from 2000-2015. Indicators cover programme design and objectives, reach and transfer levels, institutionalisation, and financial resources for:
Social protection floor (SPF) gives everyone access to basic social rights, services and facilities. and is even more urgent during times of economic crisis. The United Nations, led by the ILO and the WHO, has launched a global initiative to promote social protection for all. Individual countries are already taking the steps to make it happen, and are proving it can work, even in tough economic times.
The Caribbean region’s already high vulnerability to natural disasters is likely to be exacerbated as the frequency and severity of disasters increase from climate change effects. But for several reasons, countries in the region invest little in building resilience and rely heavily on ex-post external assistance to recover from such disasters.
This paper examines the effects of non-contributory pension programs at the federal and state levels on Mexican households’ saving patterns using micro data from the Mexican Income and Expenditure Survey. The federal program by itself appears to reduce the saving rate of households whose oldest member is either 18 to 54 or 65 to 69. State programs by themselves have no significant effects on household saving rates in the smallest localities, but in larger localities they may reduce the saving of households with members in their sixties.