Last updated: 15/10/2021

Basic Information

Geographic area
Population Group

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Conditional cash transfer programme implemented by the Municipality of Guatemala City with the aim of reducing poverty. The programme originated from a diagnostic carried out in 2004 that identified a lack of basic services in some areas of the city , especially the neighborhoods that surround the landfill (dump). With the support of the Italian Cooperation for Development and the Institute of Economic and Social Research (IDIES) of the Universidad Rafael Landivar the group intervened in that place to reduce child labour as garbage collectors. Thus, the CCT was established as a local management articulated in the academy, the local government and the international cooperation. There is a modality of citizen participation through the "Comités Únicos de Barrio"- CUB (Unique Neighborhood Committees). These neighborhoods have been one of the most disadvantaged areas of the city until when gradually they have been transformed with community support. It is important to note that all municipal interventions are targeted and are complemented by the participation of the Unique Neighborhood Committees (CUB) organized in each community.

Programme components
Remesas escolares (Remittances for child schooling)
ECLAC n.d. “Protección y Desarrollo de la Niñez y Adolescencia Trabajadora“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <>. Accessed 25 August 2021.
Conditionalities (if any)
School attendance of 80%. Good school performance (passing all subjects and obtain a minimum average of 60 points) and responsibility of parents towards school performance of children by signing the grades report card. Sanctions:The household benefit would be canceled when the family fails two times the conditionalities.
Programme expenditure

Targeting and egiblity

Coverage and other information

Amount of benefits
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The process of verification of conditionalities benefits from technical support from IDIES, the Rural Development Bank (Banrural) and public schools of the sectors concerned.