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Programa Solidaridad

Dominican Republic
Conditional cash transfer
Child and family allowances
2005

Description of programme

Provide income transfers to households in extreme and moderate poverty, conditional on visits to health centres, school attendance of children, and registration.

Indicators

Transfert
Monthly household transfer is US$17 plus a school attendance transfer of US$4.5 for every child between the ages of 6 and 16, up to 4. For a family with four children, the transfers are equivalent to 20% of household expenditure and 40% of food expenditure.
Outcome
Promote the human capital of households in poverty, and guarantee the exercise of their rights
Agencies
Office of the President, UNDP
Cost
0.34% of GDP,
Coverage
252,000 households incorporated by end 2007 (10% of population)