Last updated: 27/9/2019

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Conditional cash transfer programme (CCT), known until 2009 as Red Solidaria. It retains the structure of Red Solidaria, maintaining the axes of human capital (cash transfers), basic services (expansion of local infrastructure) and income generation and productive development (microcredit programs and training with an emphasis on food security), and adding new transfers and a fourth component of territorial management to strengthen the local management of municipal governments and their communities. While the programme used to operate only in rural areas ("Comunidades Solidarias Rurales"), from 2009 it is also implemented in urban areas ("Comunidades Solidarias Urbanas"). 

Programme components
i) Bono de educación (Education Bonus). ii) Bono de salud (Health Bonus). iii) Programa “Nuestros Mayores Derechos“ (“Our Elderly Rights“ programme). iv) Expansion of services and / or infrastructure: Axis II "Red de servicios básicos". v) Programa de Apoyo Temporal al Ingreso (Temporary Income Support Program) (PATI);
Previous programme name (if any)
Rural Communities in Solidarity or Network of Solidarity
Conditionalities (if any)
i) Bono de educación (Education Bonus): Education: School enrollment and attendance for all school levels; Sanctions: The transfer will be suspended if the beneficiary incurs more than four unexcused absences per month; ii) Bono de salud (Health Bonus): Health: vaccination compliance; Attendance to weight and height controls; Attendance at prenatal controls.Sanctions:The transfer will be suspended if there is breach of two consecutive conditionalities or if there is breach of three during 12 months; v) Programa de Apoyo Temporal al Ingreso (Temporary Income Support Program) (PATI): Attendance of 6 hours daily on work programmes.
Programme expenditure

Targeting and eligiblity

Target groups
Eligibility criteria
i) Bono de educación: Children between 5 and 15 years old (rural areas) & Children between 6 and 15 years old (urban areas); ii) Bono de salud: Children 0 to 4 years old & Pregnant / breastfeeding women; iii) Programa “Nuestros Mayores Derechos“: Adults over the age of 60 living in poverty (the “Universal Basic Pensión for Elderly“ is granted to adults over the age of 70 living in poverty); iv) Expansion of services and / or infrastructure: Axis II "Red de servicios básicos": Priority municipalities (rural areas) and urban slums; v) Programa de Apoyo Temporal al Ingresos (PATI): Young people between 16 and 24 years without a formal employment.

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
i) Bono de educación (Education Bonus): US$ 15 per month. If the household receives both the education and the health bonus, the transfer is US$ 20 per month; Maximum per household: One transfer per household; Limits to the amount considering both bonuses (for rural areas); ii) Bono de salud (Health Bonus): US$ 15 per month. If the household receives both the education and the health bonus, the transfer is US$ 20 per month; Maximum per household: One transfer per household; Limits to the amount considering both bonuses (for rural areas); iii) Programa “Nuestros Mayores Derechos“ (“Our Elderly Rights“ programme): US$ 50 monthly.
Payment/delivery frequency
1) Bono de educación (Education Bonus): Bimonthly 2) Bono de salud (Health Bonus): Bimonthly 3) Programa “Nuestros Mayores Derechos“ (“Our Elderly Rights“ programme): Monthly 4) Programa de Apoyo Temporal al Ingreso (Temporary Income Support Program) (PATI): Monthly (limited time of 6 months)
Benefit recipients
i) Bono de educación (Education Bonus): Cash delivery at public events. ii) Bono de salud (Health Bonus): Mothers. iii) Programa “Nuestros Mayores Derechos“ (“Our Elderly Rights“ programme): Direct beneficiary. iv) Programa de Apoyo Temporal al Ingreso (Temporary Income Support Program) (PATI): Direct beneficiary;
MIS
Instrument of selection: Integrated Index of Municipal Marginality of the Poverty Map, for rural municipalities; Map of urban poverty and social exclusion for urban settlements; and the Quality of Life Index of the Unique Registry of Participants (RUP).