Last updated: 15/3/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population group
Children, Elderly persons, Women, Mother, Pregnant, Lactating women, Working age group, Youth

Programme Details

Programme objectives

PROSPERA was a program of the Ministry of Social Development, which, through two schemes (with co-responsibility and without co-responsibility) provided resources to Mexican families to strengthen their nutrition, health and education; It also linked beneficiaries with productive projects, employment options and financial services.

Programme components
i) Food support; ii) Support for school supplies; iii) Education support; iv) Food supplements; v) Health; vi) Youth with Prosperity education grant; vii) Energy Subsidy; viii) Elderly support; ix) Vivir Mejor food support component; x) Vivir Mejor child support component; xi) Higher education scholarships; xii) Financial inclusion; xiii) Labour inclusion; xiv) Productive exits.
Previous programme name (if any)
Oportunidades
Conditionalities (if any)
i) Food support: Attendance at scheduled medical checks (for all household members, frequency differentiated according to age); Use food support for household benefit and consume nutritional supplements; attendance at health counseling; ii) Support for school supplies: 85% of school attendance; iii) Education support: School attendance (85% attendance); iv) Food supplements: Health counseling sessions attendance; v) Health: Preventive medical check ups attendance and Health counseling sessions attendance; vi) Youth with Prosperity education grant: Youth must be active beneficiary of Prospera programme and end high school before age 22. The benefit was provided upon conclusion of high school; vii) Energy Subsidy: Health counseling sessions attendance; viii) Elderly support: Assistance to health controls every 6 months; ix) Vivir Mejor: Use food support for household benefit and consume nutritional supplements; Health counseling sessions attendance; x) Vivir Mejor: School enrollment (it does not apply to the families in the support scheme without co-responsibility).

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
Instrument of selection: Unique Questionnaire of Socioeconomic Information (CUIS) and Complementary Information of Prospera registered in the Survey of Socioeconomic Characteristics of Households (CUIS-ENCASEH); i) Food support: All beneficiary households of the programme. All beneficiary households of the programme. The families of this component can be assigned to the supports schemes with and without co-responsibility; ii) Support for school supplies: Families with children attending primary and secondary education; iii) Education support: Families with children under 18 years old, attending primary, secondary and upper-middle school. The families of this component must be assigned to the Supports Scheme with Co-responsibility; iv) Food supplements: Children 4 to 23 months old; Children aged between 2 and 5 years with malnutrition; Pregnant / breastfeeding women (up to 1 year); v) Health: All beneficiary households. The families of this component must be assigned to the Supports Scheme with Co-responsibility; vi) Youth with Prosperity education grant: Students between 3rd year of junior high school and 4th year of high school; vii) Energy Subsidy: All beneficiary households of the programme; viii) Elderly support: Adults over 70 years of age. The families of this component must be assigned to the Supports Scheme with Co-responsibility; ix) Vivir Mejor food support component: All beneficiary households of the programme; x) Vivir Mejor child support component: Children between 0 and 9 years. The families of this component can be assigned to the supports schemes with and without co-responsibility; xi) Higher education scholarships: Young people with completed high school. The families of this component can be assigned to the supports schemes with and without co-responsibility; xii) Financial inclusion: Women living on beneficiaries households; xiii) Labour inclusion: Young people living in beneficiary households, who are unemployed; xiv) Productive exits: Adults in working age, living in beneficiary households.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Exit strategies or criteria: Recertification every 8 years. Prospera allows that, after overcoming poverty, families stay between 1 and 3 years in the Differentiated Support Scheme (Esquema Diferenciado de Apoyo - EDA). The length of stay in this scheme depends on whether the household maintains the demographic criteria (members under 22 years of age or women of reproductive age) and their estimated income per capita.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
i) Food support: cash; ii) Support for school supplies: cash; iii) Education support: cash; iv) Food supplements: Daily nutritional supplement presented in two versions "Nutrisano" and "Nutrivida"; v) Health: cash; vi) Youth with Prosperity education grant: cash; vii) Energy Subsidy: cash; viii) Elderly support: cash; ix) Vivir Mejor food support component: cash; x) Vivir Mejor child support component: cash; xi) Higher education scholarships: scholarships and cash; xii) Financial inclusion: financial education, savings promotion, a life insurance, and access to a credit line with 9,99% interest rate per year; xiii) Labour inclusion: N/A; xiv) Productive exits: support to obtain an earning source; priority access to 15 productive programmes.
Amount of benefits
i) Food support: Minimum MXN 335 (2018); ii) Support for school supplies, Minimum MXN 350, Maximum MXN 440 (2018); iii) Education support: Minimum MXN 175, Maximum MXN 1.350 (2018); iv) Elderly support: Minimum MXN 370 (2018); v) Youth with Prosperity education grant: Maximum of MXN 4,890; vi) Vivir Mejor food support component: Minimum MXN 140 (2018); vii)Vivir Mejor child support component: Minimum MXN 120, Maximum MXN 360 (2018); Transfers are subject to a biannual increase calculated according to the national consumer price index (CPI) of the basic basket, published by the Bank of Mexico.
Payment/delivery frequency
Bimonthly - for components: i (Food support); iii (Education support); v (Energy Subsidy); vi (Elderly support); vii (Vivir Mejor food support component); viii (Vivir Mejor child support component); ii) Support for school supplies: Primary education: Twice a year, Secondary Education: Once a year; iv) Youth with Prosperity education grant: At the conclusion of high school.
Benefit recipients
Mothers - for components: i (Food support); ii (Support for school supplies); iii (Education support); v (Energy Subsidy); vii (Vivir Mejor food support component); viii (Vivir Mejor child support component); iv) Youth with Prosperity education grant: Student; vi) Elderly support: Direct beneficiary.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Registry of recipients: The registry of recipients is called Beneficiaries Register of the Prospera Program, which is made up of the Beneficiaries Base Register, which contains information on families eligible for the process of joining the Program and the Active Register of Beneficiaries, which contains the families incorporated to the Program and that remain active; as well as the families that have been dropped or suspended from the Register of Beneficiaries. The information collected about the families through the CUIS is registered in the System of Development Targeting (SIFODE), which consolidates the socio-economic information of the Persons / Households and registers the information of the social assistance areas or social actors included in the Register of Beneficiaries. The information of the SIFODE is used by the Program for the targeting and identification of recipients. The Register of Beneficiaries of the Program is incorporated into the Unique Register of Beneficiaries (PUB), which is a database that contains information on all the registers of persons, social actors and beneficiary populations of the social development programs. Likewise, this information is incorporated into the Integral System of Government Programs (SIPP-G), which is a tool that consolidates the information of recipients of subsidy programs under the Federal Government in a single database.
MIS
Instrument of selection: Unique Questionnaire of Socioeconomic Information (CUIS) and Complementary Information of Prospera registered in the Survey of Socioeconomic Characteristics of Households (CUIS-ENCASEH). Registry of recipients: The registry of recipients is called Beneficiaries Register of the Prospera Program, which is made up of the Beneficiaries Base Register, which contains infomration on families eligible for the process of joining the Program and the Active Register of Beneficiaries, which contains the families incorporated to the Program and that remain active; as well as the families that have been dropped or suspended from the Register of Beneficiaries; The information collected about the families through the CUIS is registered in the System of Development Targeting (SIFODE), which consolidates the socio-economic information of the Persons / Households and registers the information of the social assistance areas or social actors included in the Register of Beneficiaries. The information of the SIFODE is used by the Program for the targeting and identification of recipients; The Register of Beneficiaries of the Program is incorporated into the Unique Register of Beneficiaries (PUB), which is a database that contains information on all the registers of persons, social actors and beneficiary populations of the social development programs. Likewise, this information is incorporated into the Integral System of Government Programs (SIPP-G), which is a tool that consolidates the information of recipients of subsidy programs under the Federal Government in a single database.