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Graduation Workshop and Field Visit

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Trickle Up and Fundación Capital, in partnership with PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social, and with the support of the Ford Foundation and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), are jointly convening an invitation-only Graduation Field Visit and Workshop on June 13-14, 2017 to share the progress of the Mexican Graduation Pilot and exchange lessons learnt and future plans related to the adaptation of the Graduation model to public policy in Latin America.

Date/Time:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 14:00

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this research with a member of the team, please contact Jenny Congrave at jenny.congrave@opml.co.uk

Commission on Global Poverty: Share Your Ideas on Measuring Extreme Poverty

In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its development work worldwide. The first is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty. More formally, it is the target of bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those living on less than 1.25 ppp-adjusted dollars a day, to less than 3% of the world population by 2030. The second is the boosting of shared prosperity, defined as promoting the growth of per capita real income of the poorest 40% of the population in each country.

Date/Time:
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:30 to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30

In Uruguay tax structure and social spending reduce inequality and poverty for society as a whole (Bucheli et al. 2013). In this study we analyze the effect of fiscal policy by race and ethnicity, disaggregating to consider whites, African descendant and indigenous descendant Uruguayans.

Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme

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Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer Programme
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Additional Involvement:

‘Puente in the Caribbean’ program was launched in 2007.This regional program greatly assisted in the early stages of conceptualization and design. The major organizations involved were the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Canadian Agency for International Development (CIDA), El Fondo de Solidario e Inversión Social (FOSIS) of the Government of Chile and University of the West Indies

  • The Programme’s food support was implemented via a Debit Card. Persons were not given cash but rather they were able to purchase foodstuff. The First Citizens’ Bank of Trinidad was the chosen provider. They manage the cash transaction which includes the debiting of the various accounts and payment to merchants. They provide the Ministry with a comprehensive breakdown of all card transaction.
  • The Supermarket Association in general as well as other supermarkets were key stakeholders. They facilitate the transfer of a pre‐approved list of food items which are paid for with the debit card.
  • The initiative was not intended to create any new intervention so the Ministry of the People entered into arrangement with other Ministries/Agencies and private sector entities to operationalize the conditional component. This included training, retraining, upgrading of skills and employment. Additionally, these entities, were involved in activities to support of the mandatory components of the programme which includes family planning, household budgeting and life skills.
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To Reduce the Incidence of Poverty in Society

Achievements:
  • Poverty reports suggested that level of indigence in the country was 1.2% (Just over 15,000 persons). At the end of Fiscal 2013 there were 42,202 persons on the programme. We feel that indigence no longer exist in Trinidad and Tobago. (To be determined via a current study)
  • Successfully worked with business partners to train or through direct employment to assist 8698 to successfully graduated from the programme by increasing the household income earning capacity. Out of this 208 persons became entrepreneurs.
  • The implementation of an emergency food support mechanism where persons are issued with a card for immediate use. Since its introduction over 25, 702 cards were issued.
Member country:
Project duration:
July, 2006
Project status:

Kraka Yu Srefi

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Kraka Yu Srefi
Additional Involvement:

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
Member country:
Project duration:
May, 2013 to May, 2014
Project status:

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