The second webinar on The Brazilian Experience on Social Protection Programs Series was held on September 29th, at 11 am (Brasilia Time), in English, with focus on the Bolsa Família conditionalities’ coordination
The Brazilian experience on the complex integration of the various institutions and hierarchical levels responsible for the conditionalities of the Bolsa Familia Program (BFP) was addressed on a webinar organized by the Brazil Learning Initiative for a World without Poverty (WWP): Tools for Intersectoral Coordination – How to Integrate Social Policies in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs. The meeting was held on September 29th, in English. The complete video recording is available at the bottom of this page.
This was the second virtual seminar of the series “The Brazilian Experience in Social Protection Programs”, in partnership with socialprotection.org, an open, neutral and collaborative platform for knowledge sharing.
Rodrigo Lofrano, Coordinator of the Bolsa Familia Program’s Conditionalities of the Ministry of Agrarian and Social Development (MDSA), showed the solutions adopted by Brazil regarding one of the key elements for the success of the program. Andrea Léon López, Director of Family and Community Support in the Department for Social Prosperity of Colombia, shared her country’s experience with the Unidos’ program. Eric Zapatero Larrio, Social Protection Specialist for the World Bank and Project Manager in Mozambique, Angola and Sao Tome and Principe, was the moderator.
In Brazil, the management of conditionalities in health and education begins with the data generation of the children, adolescents and women that need to be accompanied to attest compliance with the conditionalities and ends with the identification of the households that failed to comply.
Topics that were addressed during the webinar included:
• Resources and information sharing across agencies and sectors;
• Tools for intersectoral coordination;
• Structuring integrated or multiple systems;
• Influence of leadership and political context; and
• Challenges for the future.
Meet our panelists and moderator
MDSAPanelist: Rodrigo Lofrano
Coordinator of the Bolsa Familia Program’s Conditionalities of the National Secretariat for Citizenship Income of the Ministry of Agrarian and Social Development (MDSA)
Rodrigo is a member of the career of Specialist in Public Policies and Governmental Management (EPPGG), with a master in Business Administration from the Brazilian School of Public and Business Management of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EBAPE/FGV).
Second Panelist: Andrea Léon López
Director of Family and Community Support in the Department for Social Prosperity (Colombia)
She was advisor for the Ministry of Justice and Law and of the Deputy Minister for Criminal Policy and Restorative Justice working with development cooperation projects and public policies for victims of armed conflict. She served as Director of Management and Coordination of the Social Supply in the Department for Social Prosperity, charged of generating vulnerable population access to public, private and cooperation services and programs. In the Department, she was also Coordinator of the Group of Public-Private Partnerships. Psychologist at the Universidad de la Sabana, with studies in International Cooperation and Project Management at Universidad Externado and at School of International Affairs at Columbia University, New York.
Moderator: Eric Zapatero Larrio
Social Protection Specialist for the World Bank
Eric’s career in the field of social protection spans 12 years working for different international organizations including the World Bank, United Nations, NGOs, and academia. Eric is a PhD in Rural Development and holds as well a Master’s degree in Applied Economics. Currently leading Social Protection Projects in Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé e Príncipe, he has been directly engaged in the design and implementation of social protection programs and projects including conditional cash transfers, youth employment programs, community-based nutrition, public works, livelihood promotion programs and emergency operations. During this time, he has also been fully involved in policy formulation for Social Protection.