Second Meeting of Ministers of Social Development. Pablino Cáceres Paredes Minister Ministry of Social Action, Paraguay. 2 nd Plenary Session Fiscal Sustainability . Strengthening and sustaining social protection systems. Cali, Colombia July 8 – 9, 2010.
Pablino Cáceres Paredes
Ministry of Social Action, Paraguay
2nd Plenary Session
Strengthening and sustaining social protection systems
July 8 – 9, 2010
Paraguay is a country of contrasts, rich in resources, but with large sectors of the population in poverty
Poverty, the country’s most serious problem
In food poverty + ability poverty:
or 208,104 families
Families under Social Protection
July 2010: 116,000 families protected
December 2010: 150,000 families protected
December 2010: 200,000 families identified
CCTs in Paraguay with large sectors of the population in poverty
Contribute to poverty reduction and breaking the inter-generational cycle of extreme poverty
Generate human capital in homes in extreme poverty through incentives for access to and use of health, nutrition, and education services and to improve consumption capacity..
Guarantee the offer and the access of a package of services including health, nutrition and education according the life cycle of the beneficiaries, in co responsibility with the respective sectors of the national, regional and local government.
Deliver cash transfers to participating households that fulfill their co responsibilities
“Live well”, Conditional (Co responsible) Cash Transfer Program (CCT)
The reality faced by with large sectors of the population in poverty
the beneficiaries of the Tekoporâ Program
Poverty is not neutral
About the family members of Tekoporâ beneficiary families:
• 54% are children and adolescents under 18 years of age;
• 40% are not in the civil registry and thus do not have an identity card.
• 95% have no medical insurance.
The poorest families suffer from: with large sectors of the population in poverty
Lack of identity
Nutrition deficiency and lack access to adequate food
Require a multidimensional approach
Low health standards
High drop out rates and low matriculation rates in schools
Scarce capacity of mothers in nutritional and hygiene practices
Difficult access to financial services
Unstable living conditions/infrastructure
Risks faced by the beneficiaries of the with large sectors of the population in povertyTekoporă Program
Crime and Violence
Illiteracy, low levels of education
Household Poverty Trap
Lack of business/job capital
Malnutrition and Illness
Lack of Identity
It is an integral intervention strategy and coordinated by the different entities and levels of state to improve the living conditions of families in situations of extreme poverty.
Consolidate all social programs in the selected families in order to reach a series of basic achievements.
SOCIAL PROTECTION NETWORK FOR OVERCOMING EXTREME POVERTY
Make the offer of public services compatible with the demand created by CCT programs
Preferential access to state social programs.
Education sessions on nutrition, adequate family hygiene, social development.
SAS – Ministry of Social Action (Ministries of the Presidency of the Republic)
BNF – Financing Agency for Development
Banking services and saving
Savings account and access to credit
Improvements to the kitchen, dining room, and bathroom infrastructure. Sanitary infrastructure
CONAVI - SAS
Vocational Training; starting productive projects; temporary work
MAG – MOPC – MIC - MJT
Income and Work
Positive impacts in the quantitative and qualitative indicators of social programs
“Social Protection”, under permanent risk! indicators of social programs
Transfer program with co responsibility indicators of social programs
Preferential Access to Social Programs
Universal policies and programs
Economic and Social Inclusion
Criticism of traditional CCTs
Address the Problem of Poverty in three areas:
The need to reinforce social protection programs:
The need to reinforce social protection programs: indicators of social programs