Last updated: 24/3/2022

Programme Details

Programme objectives

This programme is the successor of Oportunidades and aims to articulate and coordinate the institutional offer of programmes and social policy actions, including productive promotion, earnings generation, economic wellness, labour and financial inclusion, education, feeding, and health targeted to extreme poor households. These actions consider schemes that enable families to improve their living conditions, to be social rights holders, and to gain access to social development with equal opportunities. The program offers two support schemes: (i) the Support Scheme with Co-responsibility, in which families can receive the support of all program components because the coverage and attention capacity of the services of education and health allow the simultaneous operation of the educational, health and food components; and (ii) the Support Scheme without Co-responsibility, in which the coverage and attention capacity of the services of education and health do not allow the simultaneous operation of the educational, health and food components, for which families can only receive the supports of the food, linkage and higher education components, without being subject to conditions in order to receive the transfers of the program. Also, the programme complements the intervention with other social programmes offering access to basic services (Programa para el Desarrollo de Zonas Prioritarias, Programa de Fomento a la Urbanización Rural), housing (Programa Vivienda Digna, Programa Vivienda Rural) and social security (Estancias Infantiles, Seguro de Vida para Jefas de Familia, Programa de Pensión para Adultos Mayores). Lastly, the programe considers hearing rights for families who have their participation cancelled unjustifiably, in order to enforce the right of reinstatement.

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); Food: Use food support for household benefit and consume nutritional supplements; Others: attendance at health counseling. - Sanctions: Monthly suspension if the family does not attend health controls or counseling sessions. If the family does not withdraw food supplements or fortified milk, depending on the frequency with which service providers provide this information, In two consecutive bimesters. Permanent suspension if the recipient or other members of the household sell or exchange food supplements or fortified milk received from the programme. ii) Support for school supplies: 85% of school attendance. iii) Education support: School attendance (85% attendance). - Sanctions: Monthly suspension if students do not certify primary school attendance or if they accumulate a three-month suspension, or if they have 12 or more unexcused absences. For secondary school students if there is no certification of school attendance. Indefinite suspension if repeting the same course for the third time. Suspension is definitive if duplication of the beneficiary in the Integrated System of Registries is detected, if secondary school students have been receiving the state benefit for more than 4 years or drop out for two or more semesters, and if primary school students accumulate two annual suspensions because they have had 12 unjustified absences during the school year. iv) Food supplements: Health counseling sessions attendance. v) Health: Preventive medical check ups attendance and Health counseling sessions attendance. - Sanctions: Monetary support may be suspended indefinitely, if in two consecutive semesters the household does not justify the health actions recorded in the National Health Card of all household members. vi) Youth with Prosperity education grant: Youth must be active beneficiary of Prospera programme and end high school before age 22. - Sanctions: The beneficiaries that decide to reenrollment on a high school system, will not have the right to receive a new transfer. vii) Energy Subsidy: Health counseling sessions attendance. - Sanctions: Monthly suspension if the family does not attend health controls or counseling sessions. viii) Elderly support: Assistance to health controls every 6 months. - Sanctions: Definitive suspension if not attending health check-ups for two or more consecutive semesters, if beneficiary of the "70 and over" pension, household abandonment, and death of the recipient. ix) Vivir Mejor food support component: Use food support for household benefit and consume nutritional supplements. Health: Health counseling sessions attendance. - Sanctions: Monthly suspension if the family does not attend health controls or counseling sessions. If the family does not withdraw food supplements or fortified milk, depending on the frequency with which service providers provide this information. Definitive suspension in case of food supplements sale. x) Vivir Mejor child support component: Targeting benefits for household food and nutritional supplements consumed. Identification: Birth certificate. Education: School enrollment (it does not apply to the families in the support scheme without co-responsibility). - Sanctions:Monthly suspension if the household does not attend health controls or counseling sessions. Definitive suspension if the child is a beneficiary of educational support component of Oportunidades and in case of sale of dietary supplements.

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 MN$ 335 (2018); ii) Support for school supplies Minimum MN$ 350 (2018); iii) Education support: Minimum MN$ 175 (2018); iv) Elderly support: Minimum MN$ 370 (2018); v) Youth with Prosperity education grant: Minimum MN$ 489 (2018); vi) Vivir Mejor food support component: Minimum MN$ 140 (2018); vii)Vivir Mejor child support component: Minimum MN$ 120 (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.