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Social Safety Net Reform Program
The overall objective of Program is to support GORTT¿s reform efforts to
improve the effectiveness of the SSN programs delivered by the MPSD through:
(i) reform of cash grants provided by MPSD; (ii) an improved targeting system
for MPSD non contributory social protection programs; and (iii) capacity
development and implementation of M & E systems in the MPSD. A summary of
the program components is outlined as follows: Cash Transfer Program Component - the reform of cash grants; Targeting Component - Improved targeting system for beneficiaries of targeted programs; and M&E Component - Capacity development of monitoring and evaluation

Project Detail

Country

Trinidad and Tobago

Project Number

TT-L1050

Approval Date

October 19, 2011

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Loan Operation

Sector

-

Subsector

-

Lending Instrument

Préstamo de Inversión

Lending Instrument Code

INV

Modality

ESP (Specific Investment Operation)

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 5,000,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 5,000,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
2599/OC-TT Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Single Currency Facility
Operation Number 2599/OC-TT
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Single Currency Facility

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1276156629-248
Social Safety Net Reform Program [36483191].PDF
Published Nov. 03, 2011
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1276156629-249
Programa de Reforma de la Red de Seguridad Social [36484809].PDF
Published Nov. 03, 2011
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2056220512-8054
Contract - Social Safety Net Reform Program_.pdf
Published Apr. 17, 2020
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Blogs
Published 2023
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Blogs
Published 2023
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Blogs
Published 2023
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Publications
Published 2021
Adaptive, but not by design: cash transfers in Latin America and the Caribbean before, during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Blogs
Published 2022
Crecer bien, sin condiciones
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Blogs
Published 2023
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Blogs
Published 2023
Five Lessons on Strengthening Social Protection from Three Years of Research at the IDB’s Research Department
The events of the past three years have put low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in a bind. They need to ensure that their citizens can recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. But they also need to do it in the most cost-effective way so that public coffers
Blogs
Published 2020
Transferencias condicionadas a recicladores como mecanismo de formalización
Recicladores en Bolivia lograron entrar al mercado formal de trabajo gracias a un programa de transferencias condicionadas. Por Pep Tarifa* Los Programas de Transferencias Monetarias Condicionadas (PTMC) son una metodología utilizada para amortiguar los efectos de la pobreza. Nacen en México en la década de los 90 con el objetivo de romper con el círculo
Publications
Published 2019
Research Insights: Can Cash Transfer Programs Increase Labor Supply?
Starting in 2006, Bolivia implemented a non-targeted, nationwide conditional cash transfer program that delivered transfers to households of school-age children conditional on attendance. The program increased the probability of working and the number of weekly work hours among parents of eligible children, mainly in areas with limited access to formal financial services. The program allowed mothers of eligible children to work more as they used the transfers to start or scale up small businesses. In turn, as mothers entered the labor force, overworked fathers were able to work fewer hours.
Blogs
Published 2019
Las transferencias monetarias condicionadas a través del tiempo
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