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Female Heads of Households Training Prog
The main objective of this program is to develop innovative and sustainable initiatives to expand the productivity of low-income women heads of household in Colombia's urban sectors. The project will facilitate access by and integration of women heads of household into the labor market, by providing them with training that covers subjects related to both work behavior and their situation as women heads of households. For this purpose, an effort will be made to improve, consolidate, and expand the training program conducted by the FES aimed at this segment of the labor force.To implement this program, a sustainable financing system will be created through the establishment of a Fondo Permanente con Contrapartida [Endowment Fund]. The Fund is a mechanism created by the institution to ensure the sustainability of the social programs in which it participates. Several strategies have been put in place to guarantee that the working models of the project are replicated to promote the project's sustainability and expansion once technical cooperation is concluded. Institutional support will be lent to the executing agencies of the program in:(I) standardizing work experiences with the target group, refining a gender approach, and consolidating training models in the areas of basic occupational training andproductive development, and in the development of strategies for disseminating the program methodology to other NGOs not yet participating in the network and for mobilizing additional funds for its future expansion; (ii) the development of a system for monitoring program achievements and impact to facilitate its duplication; (iii) strengthening the institutional capacity of the NGOs executing the program, including their capacity to raise additional fundsto finance the program in the long term.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

November 27, 1995

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Multilateral Investment Fund Instrument

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 5,500,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 2,000,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 3,500,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/MH-5082-CO Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Human Resource Facility Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/MH-5082-CO
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Human Resource Facility
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Donors Memorandum
Training Program for Women Heads of Household [446167].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Donors Memorandum
Programa de capacitación de mujeres jefas de hogar [446168].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999

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