Last updated: 07/7/2021

Basic Information

Population group

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT) established as an incentive for enrollment, retention and culmination of the school year by children in primary school. The first year the program benefited children between 1st and 5th grade of primary school. The programme coverage was extended several times: In 2007 it was extended to 6th grade, in 2008 up to 2nd grade of secondary school, in 2012 to 3rd grade, in 2013 to 4th grade and since 2014 the coverage was extended to 6th grade. The programme has been preceded by the "Bono Esperanza", implemented by the Municipal Government of El Alto, between 2003 and 2005.

As part of the measures to face the effects of the covid-19 pandemic and social isolation, in March 2020 the government announced the delivery of the Family Allowance (Bono Familia), which was a monetary transfer that aims to contribute to the nutrition of children in vulnerable families that did not receive school breakfast during quarantine. On April 1st of 2020 the allowance was extended to students with disabilities. On April 14th of the same year it was extended to students from private schools and alternative education.
Previous programme name (if any)
Bono Esperanza
Programme expenditure

Targeting and eligiblity

Target groups
i) Juancito Pinto grant: Children and adolescents attending public schools of formal education, youth alternative and / or special education; ii) Family Allowance (for COVID-19): Children of low-income families who attend public schools and who did not have school breakfast during quarantine.
Eligibility criteria
Children and adolescents under 21 years old studying the level of vocational community primary education or the level of productive community secondary education, in the fiscal education units of the regular education subsystem agreement. Additionally, students in special education and fiscal centers of the subsystem of alternative and special education agreement without age restriction or degree of education.

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
Legal Framework
Supreme Decrees 28899 (2006), 29321 (2007), 29652 (2008), 0309 (2009), 0648 (2010), 1016 (2011), 1372 (2012), 1748 (2013), 2141 (2014), 2506 (2015), 2899 (2016) y 3331 (2017). Ministerial Resolutions 248 y 775 (2008), 695 (2012), 718 y 719 (2013), 546 (2016) y 2521 (2017).