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Kraka Yu Srefi

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Kraka Yu Srefi
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For the design of the program a steering and working group has been installed within the ministry of Social Affairs & Public Housing. In addition, members of the National Assembly have been involved. For the implementation of the program, the following ministries have been approached: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice & Police, Ministry of Labour, Technological development & Environment, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Sport & Youth. We have technical assistance of UNICEF & UNDP.

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The overall objective of the experience is to empower people. Other objectives:

  • Digital registration systems & data processing
  • A monitoring & evaluation system for intangible care & guidance
  • Poverty measure for Suriname
Achievements:
  1. Digital registration systems & data processing
  2. A monitoring and evaluation system for the intangible care & guidance
  3. How to measure poverty in Suriname
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Project duration:
May, 2013 to May, 2014
Project status:

SEED

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Support for Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED) programme
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SUPPORTING AGENCIES FOR SEED PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION

  • 2.1.1 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE: The Steering Committee is responsible for overall coordination of the SEED Programme and is chaired by the Ministry of Social Development and composed of representatives from MOSD, MOE, MOH, MOSD, MOF, PCU, Ministry of Legal Affairs and non‐governmental organizations.
  • 2.1.2 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: The Technical Committee is directly responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of the SEED Programme. It serves as the main mechanism through which the Ministries directly responsible for the Programme communicate and make decisions related to SEED implementation. The Committee members will ensure a steady reciprocal flow of information between the Committee and their respective Ministries, and facilitate consultations with Ministers and other key staff. The Technical Committee shall be composed of representatives from MOSD, MOE, MOH, and MOF.
  • 2.1.3 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (MOF): The MOF has the responsibility of fulfilling the budgetary commitments of the GOG according to the requirements of the Programme.
    • 2.1.3.1 RESPONSIBILITIES OF DISTRICT REVENUE OFFICES (DROs): The DROs under the Ministry of Finance, are the primary location for payment of transfers to Beneficiary Households under the SEED Programme. Beneficiaries are paid via cash on a monthly basis from the current account designated at these locations for this purpose. DROs can serve as a point of contact for relaying information about the Programme. Staff at the DROs are responsible for liaising with the Accountant’s General Department, Ministry of Finance, regarding payments to Beneficiary Households and financial matters, including uncollected benefits.
    • 2.1.3.2 PROJECT COORDINATION UNIT (PCU): The PCU will provide fiduciary advice and guidance to all entities with responsibility for SEED Programme Implementation. The PCU will work closely with the MOSD and will provide guidance on compliance with fiduciary procedures and handle the procuring of goods and services for the MOSD.
    • 2.1.3.3 ACCOUNTANT GENERAL (AG): The AG’s office will liaise with the PCU to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting under the SEED Programme. The AG’s office provides final reconciliation of payments made under the arrangements for cash transfers. The AG will play a major role in liaising with financial staff in the MOSD to ensure that payment mechanisms employed by SEED are compatible with existing government accounting procedures.
  • 2.1.4 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (MOE): The MOE has the responsibility of ensuring that there are adequate places in pre‐school, primary, secondary and tertiary education to receive eligible Direct Beneficiaries from SEED Beneficiary Households as outlined in the SEED Programme Definitions. The MOE, as a key stakeholder of the Technical Committee, will also advise on on‐going trends in education outcomes, revisions to the Education Act, and potential revisions of education co‐responsibilities to build on the development of human capital.
    • Key staff in the MOE that will play supporting roles throughout the Programme include: School Attendance Officers: School Attendance Officers will be responsible for verifying compliance with education co‐responsibilities and liaising with SEED Officers every month to report school attendance of Direct Beneficiaries from SEED Beneficiary Households.
  • 2.1.5 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MOH): The MOH has the responsibility to ensure basic health services as defined by Grenada’s health protocols to eligible Direct Beneficiaries from SEED Beneficiary Households. The MOH, as a key stakeholder of the Technical Committee, will also advise on on‐going trends in health outcomes in the country and potential revisions of health co‐responsibilities to build on the development of human capital.
    • Key staff in the MOH that will play supporting roles throughout the Programme include: Community Health Nurses (CHNs): CHNs will validate the health care check‐ups and verify compliance of co‐responsibilities. Subsequently, they will liaise with the SEED Officers every month to report compliance of health co‐responsibilities of Direct Beneficiaries from SEED Beneficiary Households.
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The general goal of the SEED programme is:

To reduce poverty and increase investment in human capital among the poor and vulnerable.

The specific objectives of SEED are to:

  1. Improve educational and health outcomes of the poor through co‐responsibilities that link positive behaviour changes to cash transfers.
  2. Improve coverage of Social Safety Net programmes.
  3. Strengthen the implementation capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of Grenada’s Social
  4. Safety Net programmes.
  5. Serve as a safety net by preventing families from falling further into poverty in the event of adverse shock.
Achievements:
  • Central Beneficiary Registry
  • Development of an Operational Manual. Its purpose is to provide an ordered set of instructions on the organisation, procedures, management and resources dedicated to the efficient and effective achievement of the aims of the Programme.
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Project duration:
January, 2011 to December, 2014
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Adopt a Famliy

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Adopt a Family
Additional Involvement:
  • The Ministry of Community Development, Social Service and Gender Affairs through the Social Welfare Division is the implementing agency.
  • The Ministry of Finance
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  1. The objective of the project is to establish a link between the private sector and the poor and indigent beneficiaries on Public Assistance Programme coordinated by the Social Welfare Division.
  2. It is intended to promote the sustainable educational development of children within the poor and indigent households who are in the formal education system, through improved financial and kind support for assisting in breaking the cycle of poverty among this populace.
  3. To ensure that children within these households who enters the formal school system attain graduate status and do not have to dropout for lack of support during their educational tenure.
Achievements:
  1. The concretized information obtained through needs assessment during Ministry of Finance community meetings
  2. The initial commitment of the management of Small Business department in collaborating with the Social Welfare Division
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Project duration:
January, 2014 to June, 2019
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National policy for the eradication of extreme poverty

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Red Unidos (Unidos Network), National policy for the eradication of extreme poverty
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  • Legal framework: article 13 Political Constitution of Colombia (rights related to social and economic equality), Decree 4160 from 2011 (creates ANSPE under the Department for Social Prosperity, Presidency of the Republic).
  • Unidos Network members (Function: institutions of the state committed to provide programs and projects oriented to Red Unido’s beneficiaries):
  • Departamento Administrativo para la prosperidad Social –DPS (Presidency of the Republic), coordinator of the sector for prosperity, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development, Ministry of Informational and Communicational Technologies, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Degense, Presidentail Council for the Equity of Women, National Saving Fund, Colombian Institute of Rural Development, National Service of Learning (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia, ICETEX, Banca de Oportunidades, FINAGRO, National Police, Coldeportes. Intersectorial coordination: Intersectorial Committee of the Agency for the Overcoming of Extreme Poverty, Intersectorial Committee for the Prevention of Illegal use and recruitment of children by illegal armed groups, Intersectorial Committee for the Early Childhood protection policy, amongst others. International technical assistance: PMA, UNODC, UNFPA, UN Habitat, OPS, OIM, PNUD, World Bank, BID, GIZ (Germany), USAID, JAICA, European Union (Eurosocial), Government of Korea, Government of the Republic of China, Belgian Government, United Kingdom government, CAN-CESCAN (European Union), and Give to Colombia, Swift Contact, Cooperation South-South (Mesoamérica, África, Asia).
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Promote the overcoming of the Extreme Poverty situation of 350.000 families in Colombia (from 2010 to 2014), linking our beneficiaries to the public and private sectors programs and project, and providing information about the offer of appropriate and high quality programs and projects oriented to them.

Achievements:
  • 1.300 families are actively members of the Red Unidos until this moment.
  • 33 public institutions are active members of the network.
  • Recently, we start developing strategies to work with women, indigenous people and afrocolombian people, responding to the obligations of the state with the rights approach.
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Project duration:
November, 2013 to November, 2020
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BOOST

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BOOST (Building Opportunities for Our Social Transformation)
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Additional Involvement:
  • The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation (MHDSTPA) is the entity which designed and implements the programme. It is managed by the Family Support Services unit, with officers from that unit responsible for collection of school attendance data to determine monthly compliance with the education conditionality in approximately 60% of schools. Data from the remaining 40% (mainly urban schools) is collected by the Truancy Unit in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The Ministry also supplies a list of secondary school students at the beginning of each academic year so that student beneficiaries who transition from primary to secondary school can be tracked. Agreements are being finalized for the Ministry of Health to supply health conditionality data by the end of 2013. The Ministry of Heath supports the aspect of the programme for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS by confirming if a household is registered with them as either being infected/affected by the disease. The programme database is supported by the Policy and Planning Unit in the MHDSTPA.
  • There is also a very strong partnership with the Credit Union League and individual credit unions through which payments are made to beneficiaries.
  • Technical assistance was provided early on in the design phase of the programme by the World Bank, who have also funded an independent process evaluation of BOOST as well.
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To build human capacity through preventative health care (pregnant woman, children aged 0 to 4) and investment in education of children aged 5 through 17, to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty for families and households.

Achievements:
  1. Linking poor households into the formal finance system through Credit Unions. Over 95% of the beneficiary households now have a credit union account.
  2. Cooperation with Ministry of Education with respect to school monitoring data collection, and partnership with the School Liaison Unit
  3. International support through study tours to Columbia, courses such as the World Bank Social Safety Nets course, and learning from experiences in Jamaica (with technical support of the World Bank)
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Project duration:
February, 2010
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Social Safety Net Reform

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Social Safety Net Reform
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Additional Involvement:
  • The Ministry of Social Services and Community Development is the executing agency. As the executing agency the Ministry is responsible for the execution and oversight of the project. A Social Protection Steering Committee which comprises of the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries of Social Services and Community Development, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and Ministry of Local Government as well as the Financial Secretary of the Ministry of Finance. The responsibilities of the Steering Committee will be to 1) provide guidance and oversight to the preparation and operations of the project 2) monitor the progress of activities 3) give guidance and strategic direction and advice on the management and implementation of activities.
  • The Ministry of Social Services and Community Development will be responsible for full disbursement and procurement for all components of the project.
  • The Ministry of Finance provides financial oversight for the Project with responsibility for the disbursement of funds, reviews financial and operational audit reports, ensures the flow of funds for all components. Responsibilities of the Ministry of Health are to take technical responsibility for the development of the nutrition initiatives, provide technical oversight in the implementation of the nutrition component of the lifestyle initiatives; assist with verification of beneficiary compliance of health conditions; facilitate access for collection of baseline and outcome data for the impact evaluation;.
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology – provide leadership for project financed initiatives to strengthen tutoring sessions, provide support with reporting on beneficiary compliance for education conditions, monitor the school attendance of CCT beneficiaries, provide tutoring classes for CCT beneficiaries whose GPA falls below a 2.0, be responsible for tutoring initiatives; monitor attendance at the tutoring classes and report on compliance of CCT beneficiaries required to attend these classed; facilitate access for collection of baseline and outcome data for the impact evaluation.
  • Ministry of Local Government – provided technical inputs in design and implementation in the Family Islands; provide logistical support in the family islands; facilitate access to Local Government offices and community Centers for Programme purposes; facilitate access to community representative and the wider community; facilitate the payment of Cash Transfers for beneficiaries in family islands with there is no bank.
  • Department of Statistics – to provide technical inputs in design and implementation for the Household Expenditure Survey; be responsible for the administration of funds used for implementing the survey. Department of Information Technology – provide technical leadership in the preparation of the RFP for the design of the Management Information System (MIS); house and maintain the server for the MIS; maintain the desktop and laptop equipment to be procured for the Project, assist with the development of a training document and training in the use of the MIS.
  • Memoranda of Understanding was signed with all stakeholders on the Steering Committee
  • The Inter‐American Development Bank is the financier of the Project in partnership with the Government of the Bahamas. The Bank also provides technical support.
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The overall objectives are to reduce poverty, increase human capital accumulation (health and education) and strengthen the capacity of the Department of Social  Services with a better targeting mechanism through a single beneficiary identification system. 

Achievements:

The Project still being in the implementation phase has noted achievement in the collaboration and cooperation with the various government ministries. Due to this collaboration the Household Expenditure Survey was implemented in January 2013 and The Project Operation Manual was completed. 

Project duration:
November, 2012 to December, 2017

Establishment of a National Beneficiaries

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Establishment of a National Beneficiaries Management Information System
Additional Involvement:
  • The World Bank ‐ Provision of technical and financial assistance 
  • Ministry of Finance ‐ To provide the necessary financial assistance 
  • Ministry of Legal Affairs ‐ To revise any applicable legislation relevant to social policy 
  • Board of Guardians ‐ Revision and Re‐registration of beneficiaries,  
  • Citizens Welfare Division ‐ Revision and re‐registration of Foster Care beneficiaries 
  • Ministry of Health, Education, Labour, Agriculture, Gender, Social Security Board, Board of Education, Petro 
  • Caribe  Ltd.  and  all  other relevant  partners  with social  protection  programmes to supply beneficiaries 
  • information required for inclusion in to the registry and management information system
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Under the  NEST  Plan, the  Social  Transformation  Plan  component  aims to  improve the  management, expenditure efficiency and social service delivery to the vulnerable populations. 

Achievements:

Securing of technical and financial assistance from the World Bank.

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Project duration:
October, 2013 to December, 2018

Priority programs to eradicate extreme poverty

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Priority programs to eradicate extreme poverty
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Additional Involvement:
  • All programs were designed by inter-institutional commissions created for that purpose. Each program has an institutional point of reference, namely the delegate who participates in the coordination of programs.
  • The “Youth Network” program (Jóvenes en Red in Spanish) has an inter-institutional commission, which is headed by MIDES and includes the INAU (Institute of Children and Adolescents of Uruguay), MEC (Ministry of Education and Culture), MINTYD (Ministry of Tourism and Sports), MDN (Ministry of National Defense), ANEP (National Administration of Public Education), and UTU (Uruguay’s University of Labor).
  • The program Cercanías has a technical-political unit headed by MIDES with INAU, plus MVOTMA (Ministry of Housing, Zoning, and Environment), MSP (Ministry of Public Health), ASSE (State Health Services Administration), MTSS (Ministry of Labor and Social Security), and ANEP.
  • The program “Uruguay Grows with You” (Uruguay Crece Contigo) is headed by OPP (Office of Management and Budget, Office of the President) and includes MSP, MIDES, INAU, and ASSE.
  • National Corporation for Development (CND).
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General strategy coordination in order to design programs to combat extreme poverty.

Achievements:
  • Development of three regional deployment strategies for the three programs, with distinct and specific objectives.
  • Creation of common indicators for selection of target population for three different programs with distinct objectives.
  • Centralization of database and information systems in a single agency
  • Deployment of a benefit package (health, housing, cash transfers, labor and training, food, care, etc.).
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Project duration:
July, 2012 to December, 2014
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Measuring multidimensional poverty

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Measuring multidimensional poverty in Uruguay from a rights-based perspective
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To contribute to the conceptual and methodological discussion on measuring poverty and to combine two conceptual approaches—those of welfare and human rights—using need thresholds based on the national legal framework.

Achievements:

Implemented a measurement exercise to promote internal discussion about the applicability of this tool. One result worth noting was the favorable trend in all four dimensions of social deprivation. A Deprivation Index was created by adding up the various dimensions.

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Project duration:
July, 2012 to December, 2012
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Ombudsman Service for Children and Adolescents

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Ombudsman Service for Children and Adolescents
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Additional Involvement:
  • Service users
  • Ombudsman Offices for Children and Adolescents
  • Technical-financial institutions
  • Coordinators of the Ombudsman Offices
Preferred Methods of Exchange:
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To contribute to the exercise of children’s and adolescents’ rights.

Achievements:
  • 97% of provinces have a municipal Ombudsman for Children and Youth
  • 50% of districts have some sort of an ombudsman model in their jurisdiction
  • In 2011, the program handled 81,023 cases and provided 91,615 instances of legal or psychological counseling or other issues involving children and youth (information from 181 ombudsman information offices)
  • 20 years of national presence
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