Programme objectives

Description: Progredir is a set of actions of the federal government to promote autonomy, through the generation of employment and income, of families enrolled in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government and beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program. The plan gathers professional qualification, support to entrepreneurship and referral to the labor market, in order to contribute to strengthen individual capacities and generate socioeconomic independence. Progredir is based on the coordination of public and private partners’ productive inclusion programs. It is built upon an information system that promotes the cooperation of all actors involved, from policymakers to participants. 

 

References
ECLAC n.d. “Plan Progredir“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=156>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2017
References
ECLAC n.d. “Plan Progredir“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=156>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Programme components
1) Professional education: Vocational courses and workshops chosen after productive sector surveys. And in addition matching education, skills, and jobs. The main aim is to obtain better outcomes in the labour market and therefore, the offered courses are expected to meet the enterprises needs. The training includes courses on Digital Inclusion, Pronatec courses and Financial Training. (“Programa Futuro na Mão” is a program example). 2) Job offers: Mediation between private sector job offers and candidates in order to shorten the distance between productive sector opportunities and low-income population. Monitoring labor market performance of the “Progredir” target public. Lastly, labor market monitoring provides very useful information for determining “Progredir”’s professional education supply. 3) Entrepreneurship support: It includes: management assistance and courses, financial education, microcredits, reduction of financial inclusion’s gap. Moreover, participation in “Programa Microcrédito Productivo Orientado” (loan up to 15.000 reales aimed at business owners with low incomes who want to improve, expand or set up a business) is offered as well as the consolidation of business trades through the program: Microemprendedor individual (MEI).
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
“Progredir” actions prioritize the most vulnerable Brazilian population, namely the people registered in the Unified Registry (approximately the 40% poorest of the Brazilian population) and Bolsa Familia's participants.
Eligibility criteria
Instrument of selection: Cadastro Único
References
ECLAC n.d. “Plan Progredir“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=156>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
1. Technical and professional training 2. Labour mediation services 3. Support to self-employed work
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
 
Programme expenditure
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Social Development of Brazil, Network of Social Development Partners (A group of public and private institutions that work together with the Ministry of Social Development)
References
ECLAC n.d. “Plan Progredir“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=156>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
Decree Nr. 9.160, 26th September of 2017
MIS
 
Population Group