Bono de Desarrollo Humano (originally Bono Solidario)
Conditional cash transfer
Child and family allowances
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.
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.
To reduce poverty.
Government of Ecuador
0.7% of GDP in 2004.
1.2 m. beneficiary households by 2004, around 45 percent of all households.