Programme objectives

Description: The programme Mi Primer Empleo Digno was created in 2008, inspired in the former programme Mi Primer Empleo, implemented by the municipal Government of La Paz. It has the objective to facilitate and improve the labour insertion of young people between 18 and 24 years old with limited economic resources, that reached the 2d year of secondary school in the urban and peri-urban areas of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, improving their employability conditions in the labour market, through training programmes and internship. The programme execution is made through a registry and selection of the Capacitation Institute (Institutos de Capacitación, ICAP) that are responsible for the training in accordance to the market demands; and of the companies where the internship takes place and of labour insertion. In In both cases there is no consideration about how to confront the labour segmentation by sex and year that predominates in the labour market and the employment structures. The programme is executed through Employment Promotion Units, whose creation at the department level is part of its mandate.

Legal framework: Decree 29246 (2007); Decree 29272 (2007)

References
ECLAC n.d. “My First Decent Job“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=66>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2008
References
ECLAC n.d. “My First Decent Job“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=66>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Programme components
1) Training courses: The first phase of the programme gives three months training in specific skills within construction sector (general and specialized ones), manufacture sector (textile, wood, plastic, jewelry), and services (food and beverage, accommodation, publicity, computer repair, office assistant, among others). Young people between 18 and 24 years old, who access to the programme, receive during the three first months of theory courses a daily a daily allowance from Bs.15 to Bs.25, for refreshment and transportation costs, as well as an accident insurance during training. 2) Internship: Those graduates of the first component (training classes) are offered a three-month internship with a workload of 10 hours, in companies related to the skills acquired during training classes. In this phase, participants receive financial support equivalent to one national minimum wage (one proportion is covered by the program and the other by the company). In addition, participants receive an accident insurance. 3) Labour inclusion: Graduate trainees from the third component (Internship) may be eligible for entry into the labor market. The company covers 100% of salary. Young people who are not inserted in fixed positions can receive support to open their own small business
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Targeting methods: 
Targeted areas
Urban and peri-urban areas of the cities of La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz
Target groups
Young people between 18 and 24 years old
Eligibility criteria
 
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
1) Technical and professional training 2) Indirect job creation 3) Support to self-employment
Amount of benefits
1) Training courses: Men: Bs. 15, Women: Bs. 17, Mothers: Bs.25, Student with disabilities: Bs. 22. 2) Internship: Bs. 350
Payment/delivery frequency
1) Training courses: Daily 2) Internship: Monthly
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
Direct beneficiary
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
1) Training courses: 6.000 (2008-2014) 2) Internships: 1.970 (2008-2010) 3) Labor Inclusion: 1.472 (2008-2010)
References
ECLAC n.d. “My First Decent Job“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=66>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Programme expenditure
Budget: 21.500.000 US$ (2015-2020) Source of funding: World Bank and Government of Bolivia
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Prevision;
References
ECLAC n.d. “My First Decent Job“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=66>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group