develop_region: 
Latin America & Caribbean
iso2: 
CR
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CRI
Continent: 
Americas
Official name: 
Republic of Costa Rica

Expanding fiscal space for social protection

El ministro de Desarrollo Humano e Inclusión Social y Presidente Ejecutivo del IMAS, Juan Luis Bermúdez, confirmó la mañana de este lunes la transferencia exitosa de ₡3,962 millones a 200.068 estudiantes quienes, hasta junio, recibieron una beca de FONABE y ahora son beneficiarios del nuevo programa del IMAS: Crecemos.

English

Latin American and Caribbean populations are aging fast. Soon, they will need a new model to provide long term-care and support services for older adults with functional dependency.

In this webinar the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Health Insurance of Korea will deliver a presentation on the design and implementation of a long-term care service system.

Speakers:

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Women constitute the majority of the older adult population, but, with some exceptions, they are underrepresented among pension recipients. Although progress has been made in the region with regard to women’s inclusion in non-contributory pension programmes, these pension payments are lower and do not allow women to escape poverty. Mainstreaming the gender dimension into the design of pension system reforms is a challenge.

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A partir de una mejora en la gestión de recursos destinados a la inversión social, el Gobierno inyectará ¢14 mil millones adicionales al Régimen No Contributivo (RNC) durante los próximos cuatro años, lo que le permitirá aumentar la cobertura en 20.000 nuevos beneficiarios e incrementar el monto de la pensión en un 5,1%.

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El Gobierno de la República dispondrá, a través de los fondos que administra el Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda (BANHVI), de ȼ114.180 millones para otorgar 11.507 bonos de construcción de viviendas individuales y proyectos habitacionales dirigidos a la población de ingresos bajos.

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Empléate

Description: EMPLEATE is a strategy led by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to promote the accesso for youths in situation of vulnerability to decent work. It is an public-private iniciative of employment generation targeting 40.000 young people between 17 and 24 years living in poverty and social risk, and who are unemployed or inactive in the labour market, but want to integrate it.

Programa Nacional de Empleo, PRONAE (National Employment Programme)

Description: Improve the living conditions of the unemployed or underemployed population at risk of poverty and extreme poverty, through a temporary financial support for their participation in community projects, training processes, support to groups of people with ideas and projects

Legal framework: Executive Decree Nº 29044-TSS-COMEX (2000);Executive Decree Nº 037143-MTSS-COMEX (2012) ;Executive Decree 35028-MTSS-COMEX (2009)

Superémonos

Description: Conditional cash transfer programme, with emphasis on prevention of school dropout in primary education in exchange for a food voucher. It facilitates the access and retention of poor children and young people in the educational system.

Avancemos

Description: Conditional cash transfer programme with emphasis on preventing school drop out in secondary education.

The programme forsees incentives for savings and transfers to support the offer of education. However, to date only the conditional cash transfer component has been developed. Families can be part of the family support programme through the  "Puente al Desarrollo" (Bridge to Development) strategy.