Last updated: 06/3/2020

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Temporary Employment Programme (PET) operates within communitary projects and the worker receives a cash transfer if elegible. The criterias are: residence in a district with high levels of marginality, unemployment or that have suffered a natural disaster or other type of crisis (social or economical). Thus, the programme seeks to build infrastructure projects, improvements of conditions for sustainable agriculture, and disaster mitigation works. Specifically, PET operates in the following areas: 1) Health improvement; 2) Heritage preservation; 3) Improvement of local infrastructure; 4) Conservation and reconstruction of the rural road network; 5) Conservation of ecosystems and natural resources; 6) Civic education communication; 7) Food attention to groups at risk and Food Bank; 8) Mitigations actions for climate change; and 9) Productive projects. 

As part of the Crusade Against Hunger, the programme will support actions whose purposes are food access facilitation, such as the operation of Food Banks.

Targeting and eligiblity

Target groups
People older than 16 years old who resides in districts cathegorised as High Job Losses (MAPE), and those with highy informal activities due to their index of Very High, High and Medium Marginalisation levels. In the case of the objectives fulfilment of the National Crusade Against Hunger, will be selected households and their members living in extreme food poverty situation. Also, households and their members living in the polygons located at the municipalities attended by the National Programme of Social Prevention of Violence and Delinquency.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Cancellation of support in the following cases: i) Simultaneous participation in more than one PET project ii) Detection of deviations of money or default in the performance thereof. iii) Failure in works executions

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
i) Social participation support: it seeks to promote the recipients participation in personal, familiar and communitarian development projects. Moreover, the support includes the training to create the Social Networks, an economic compensation, and delivery of materials and dissemination support for the volunteers operators; ii) Direct support: It consists on daily wages equivalent to 99% of the official daily minimum wage for the geographic area where the project or the emergency tasks are done; iii) Project execution support: The economic support would be directed to buy or to rent materials, tools, machinery, or equipment for the projects. These includes protection implements for participant, and transportation costs; iv) PET immediate: It operates with a budgetary reserve to be utilised on affected zones which demand resources due to natural, social or economic disasters.