Last updated: 24/3/2022

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT), successor to the Bono Solidario. The programme includes conditionalities for the transfer to the households, but these have not been controlled. Is part of the " Social Protection Program" (PPS) of the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES). It is linked to micro-credit programs and vocational training ("Crédito Productivo Solidario") and also protects against emergencies and natural disasters ("Bono de Emergencia" programme). The programme includes to families with children aged lower than 16 years, elderly and people living with disabilities. The cash transfers are delivered via a private bank network.

Programme components
i) BDH (Bono de Desarrollo Humano / Human Development Grant); ii) Pensión personas con discapacidad (Disability pension); iii) Pensión adultos mayores (Elderly pension); iv) Family support.
Previous programme name (if any)
Bono Solidario
Conditionalities (if any)
i) BDH (Bono de Desarrollo Humano / Human Development Grant): -Education: Children between 5 and 17 years of age must be enrolled in school and have 75% of attendance. Children under 15 years of age should not perform any kind of work. -Health: Women in pregnancy should register five prenatal medical checkups in any Health Center of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP). Specifically, pregnant women must register two controls during the first four-month period; two controls during the second quarter and one in the final period of pregnancy. Children under the age of one year must be brought by the representative of the family to at least six medical check-ups in any MSP Health Center. Specifically, there should be two controls from zero to four months of age, two controls from five to eight months of age, and two controls from nine to twelve months of age. Children between one and five years of age must be brought by the representative of the family to at least two annual checks to any Health Center of the MSP. Women and men members of families recipients of the BDH, who are of childbearing age, should attend a family planning talk in any Health Center of the MSP, at least once a year. -Housing: Those who receive the BDH must refrain from building all types of buildings in flood zones, mudslides, or invasion areas. Sanctions: -Education: If there is non-compliance with the enrollment, 50% of the payment of the transfer will be reduced; whereas if the attendance to classes is not met, the payment of the transfer will be permanently suspended. -Health: If there is a first breach, it will be warned through the receipt of payment. If there is a second breach, the payment will be reduced by 20%. If there is a third breach, the payment will be reduced by 40%. If there is a fourth breach, the payment will be permanently suspended.
Programme expenditure
0.93% of the GDP (2012) Source of funding: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). Currently only the National Government.

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
Instrument of selection: Social Registry (Ex-SELBÉN) i) BDH (Bono de Desarrollo Humano / Human Development Grant): Children under 16 years old; ii) Pensión personas con discapacidad (Disability pension): Poor people with 40% or more disability (credited with CONADIS ID); iii) Pensión adultos mayores (Elderly pension): Adults over 65 years without social security; iv) Family support: Families in a situation of poverty and extreme poverty who receive the Human Development Grant with a variable component.

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
i) BDH (Bono de Desarrollo Humano / Human Development Grant): US$ 50 monthly; Maximum per household:Up to US $ 150, depending on the number of children in the household. As of 2018, a variable component was established based on the number of minor children in the household; Depending on the conformation of the household, the amount of the transfer will be up to a maximum of USD 150 per month. ii) Pensión personas con discapacidad (Disability pension): US$ 50 monthly; iii) Pensión adultos mayores (Elderly pension): US$ 100 monthly; The amount of the transfer increased from US $ 50 to US $ 100 as of 2018 (Executive Decree No. 99).
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Registry of recipients: Database of active beneficiaries for payment (from MIES) and Single Registry of Beneficiaries of the Interconnected Registry of Social Programs (RIPS) (from MCDS).
Legal Framework
Executive Decree No.347-A /2003; Executive Decree No.12 /2007; Executive Decree No.1824 /2006; Executive Decree No. 1838/2009; Executive Decree No. 129 of august 23, 2017.