Latin America & Caribbean
Official name: 
United Mexican States

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. 


Agencia Mexicana de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AMEXCID)

The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) is a decentralized body of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mexico) . Created on September 28, 2011, it has specific powers to address issues related to International Development Cooperation.

The AMEXCID was created according to the LCID in 2011 and works on two fronts:


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.



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.



The big story in the social protection world last week was the news that Mexico’s Prospera programme is to be abolished after 21 years. Formerly known as Progresa and Oportunidades, it had become an iconic programme for advocates of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) and widely disseminated internationally.


Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like limited work hours and paid vacations on Tuesday, in a momentous victory for a historically disenfranchised part of society.


Pension for Elderly

Description: The programme implemented in 2013 is the successor of the 70 y más programme, and it aims at improving the living conditions of adults aged 65 and over (elderly) through actions aimed at fostering their social protection.


Weekly Social Protection Links: April 19

OPINION: In recent decades, social assistance programs around the world have been strengthened to the point that they now benefit more than 2.5 billion people, usually the poorest and most vulnerable. But rising pressure to apply biometric technology to verify beneficiaries’ identities, and to integrate information systems ranging from civil registries to law-enforcement databases, means that social programs could create new risks for those who depend on them.