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Bono de Desarrollo Humano (originally Bono Solidario)

Ecuador
Conditional cash transfer
Child and family allowances
1998

Description of programme

Originally began as unconditional cash transfer programmes to poor households with children, elderly and disabled ¿ but conditioning on schooling and health introduced in 2003. The programme pays monthly means tested benefits to poor households with children, elderly and the disabled.

Indicators

Transfert
Benefits to mothers are around US$15 per month, and to the elderly and disabled US$7.5 per month. On average the transfer is equivalent to 11 percent of beneficiary households¿ expenditure. The transfer is paid to the mother.
Outcome
To reduce poverty.
Agencies
Government of Ecuador
Cost
0.7% of GDP in 2004.
Coverage
1.2 m. beneficiary households by 2004, around 45 percent of all households.