Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT) with emphasis on nutritional aspects. In mid 2009 the Guatemalan government signed a loan with the IDB to conduct the impact evaluation of the programme, and also received technical assistance from other multilateral lending institutions, development agencies and Latin American countries institutions that have experience in CCT programmes. In 2011, the programme covered 302 municipalities out of 333 throughout the country. It was replaced by the new programme "My Safe Bonus". 

Conditionalities (if any)
i) Bono educación (Education bonus): School attendance of 80%, confirmed by specific controls. Sanctions: The household benefit would be canceled if the family fails three times the conditionalities; /// ii) Bono salud/nutrición (Health and nutrition bonus): Attendance to medical checks and health training. Sanctions: The household benefit would be canceled when the family fails three times the conditionalities.
Programme expenditure

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
i) Bono educación (Education bonus): Children between 6 and 15 years old; /// ii) Bono salud/nutrición (Health and nutrition bonus): Children under 6 years old; Pregnant women.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Loss of eligibility: In the case of periodic health controls, children become ineligible at the age of six, whereas for education benefits, children are ineligible when they turn 15. Mothers are ineligible once they pass their puerperium (or post-partum or post-delivery);

Coverage and other information

Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
i) Bono educación (Education bonus) maximum per household: One transference per family