develop_region: 
Latin America & Caribbean
iso2: 
EC
iso3: 
ECU
Continent: 
Americas
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Republic of Ecuador
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Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs, started in the late 1990s in Latin America, have become the antipoverty program of choice in many developing countries in the region and beyond. This paper reviews the literature on their long-term impacts on human capital and related outcomes observed after children have reached a later stage of their life cycle, focusing on two life-cycle transitions.

 

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This case study summarizes the impact of a short-term food, cash, and voucher program targeted to the urban poor in Northern Ecuador. The program led to a 30 percent reduction in physical and sexual IPV as well as a 19 percent reduction in controlling behaviors via decreases in marital conflict, increased family wellbeing, and women’s empowerment.

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El presidente de la República, Lenín Moreno, presentó este miércoles en Quito la ampliación y profundización de la Misión “Mis Mejores Años”, con lo que atenderá y promoverá el ejercicio de derechos a 500.000 adultos mayores en condición de pobreza, con una inversión anual de más de USD 400 millones para transferencias monetarias, ayudas técnicas, prestaciones médicas y vivienda.

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Se han asignado 2 millones de dólares para poner en marcha intervenciones urgentes relativas a la integración socio-económica de migrantes y refugiados venezolanos en Ecuador, Colombia y Perú.

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Los niños de la urbanización “Alegría La Dolorosa”, de la Misión Casa Para Todos, ubicada en el cantón Antonio Ante; provincia de Imbabura, reciben clases de educación inicial I y II que son impartidas por profesoras del Ministerio de Educación, como parte de las actividades que se ejecutan en todo el país, en el marco de Misión Ternura. “La educación inicial es vital para un adecuado desarrollo de los infantes.

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BLOG: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most pervasive form of violence globally, with one in three women physically or sexually abused by a partner in her lifetime (Devries et al. 2013). IPV has multiple malign consequences for the physical and mental health of women, as well as a range of adverse effects on their children. While these consequences are well documented, there is less evidence on the effectiveness of policies and programmes in reducing IPV in the developing world. 

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Weekly Social Protection Links: March 15

The article analyses the effect of taxes and benefits on income distribution of six Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The analysis makes use of tax-benefit microsimulation models based on harmonized household representative survey data and developed within the structure of EUROMOD. The analysis focuses on the relative importance of tax-benefit instruments across countries and on the effect of taxes and benefits on poverty and inequality.

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Zero Malnutrition

Description: The objective of the programme is to combat malnutrition of newborns during their first year of life. It is part of the strategy "Action Nutrition" (Acción Nutrición) of the Ministry of Coordination and Social Development and will be implemented in 303 Districts (parroquias) that present chronic malnutrition levels above 35% and are identified by the "Integral Nutritional Territorial Intervention" strategy (Intervención Nutricional Territorial Integral, INTI).