Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Children, Elderly persons, Women

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT) with emphasis on nutritional aspects. Since 2007, the programme is part of the National Strategy "Crecer", whose objective is the fight against poverty and child malnutrition, coordinating social programmes on the basis of three pillars: restitution of fundamental rights, promotion of productive development and social safety net. The beneficiaries have access to the Food Supplement Programme for Higher-Risk Groups (PACFO). In 2009, the programme established an automatic membership process for the beneficiaries current and new) to the Integrated Health Service (SIS). Since 2012, the programme is managed by the Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion, in coordination with other Ministries related to social affairs, such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerables Population. This enables to the beneficiaries to get involved with the public services. 

Programme components
i) Bono (Bonus); ii) Family accompanying.
Conditionalities (if any)
i) Bono (Bonus): Health checks attendance for children 0 to 5 years, pregnant women and infants. Nutrition: Participation in the programme of Food Supplement Programme for Higher-Risk Groups (PACFO) (children between 6 months and 2 years). Education:85% school attendance for children 6 to 14 years. Identification: Enroll children to obtain their ID.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Proxy Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide, but mainly in rural areas.
Target groups
Households in extreme poverty with pregnant women, widowed parents, elderly and / or children up to age 19. Before 2014 the age limit of the adolescents was 14.
Eligibility criteria
Instrument of selection: Geographic Weighting Index (IPG) of the poverty maps of the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI); and the Unique Socioeconomic Card (FSU), with which information is obtained to make the Socioeconomic Classification of families and its incorporation into the Household Targeting System (SISFOH).
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
There is a process of recertification. Recipient families can be part of the program for 4 years, point at which it is evaluated whether they have overcome their condition of poverty, those who have not achieved it remain in the program but considering a gradual reduction of benefits.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
N$ 200 Maximum per household.
Payment/delivery frequency
Bimonthly
Benefit delivery mechanism
Delivery/Cash withdrawal
Benefit recipients
Representative of the participating household (mother or father).
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Maximum: 4 years
MIS
Registry of recipients: General Registry of Households (PGH) affiliated with Juntos, which is incorporated in the Household Targeting System (SISFHO).