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  • Cash Transfer

    Control and oversight of the Bolsa Familia Program: Institutional arrangements PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 09/2017

    1st article in the BFP Control and Oversight series
    In a program that benefits more than 13 million families, control and oversight are important for achieving the Program’s goals, by ensuring transparent financial management, optimum use of resources, and preventing and correcting errors and misappropriation of funds. This article addresses the internal control and oversight measures taken by the Ministry of Social Development of Brazil (MDS) within the context of the Bolsa Familia Program, and the responsibilities of the federal agencies which support the Ministry in this activity.

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  • Cash Transfer

    How is the Bolsa Familia Program (BFP) monitored and controlled? PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 09/2017

    2nd article in the BFP Control and Oversight series
    This article addresses the management of BFP cadastral data, describing the procedures for scrutinizing and revising data in the Unified Registry. This is the main tool possessed by the Ministry of Social Development (MDS) for monitoring and preventing irregularities and inefficiencies in the processes involving the granting of BFP benefits.

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  • Cash Transfer

    Enforcement aspects of the Bolsa Família Program PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 09/2017

    3rd article in the BFP Control and Oversight series
    This final article in the series describes the steps taken by the Brazilian government to investigate allegations of fraud that can lead to misappropriation of Bolsa Familia Program benefits (i.e. ‘benefit fraud’).  An average of 2,498 calls for enforcement actions to be initiated are received annually by the MDS through a variety of channels.

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  • 1st article in the BFP coverage, targeting and eligibility series
    One of the challenges related to implementing the Bolsa Familia Program is to include all families who fit the profile of the program, and to avoid including those receiving incomes above the poverty level. The various steps needed to ensure the effective targeting of the program are described in this first article of the new series.

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  • Cash Transfer

    How are Bolsa Familia Program (BFP) benefits defined? PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 09/2017

    2nd article in the BFP coverage, targeting and eligibility series
    This second article describes in detail how the amounts paid to each family are calculated (involving four different types of benefits) and lists the various adjustments made over the years linked to Brazil’s poverty and extreme poverty benchmarks.

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  • Social Assistance

    Fact Sheet on the Service of Protection and Integral Support to the Family (PAIF) PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 07/2017

    Contains basic data describing the purpose of the Service of Protection and Integral Support to the Family (PAIF) and the functions of the practitioners involved.  Run exclusively by the Reference Center for Social Assistance (CRAS), the service caters for needy families.

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  • Social Assistance

    Fact Sheet on the Service of Coexistence and Strengthening of Bonds (SCFV) PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 07/2017

    Contains an objective description of the key points of the Service of Coexistence and Strengthening of Bonds (SCFV). The SCFV involves social mentors/educators working with groups of up to 30 people with the aim of strengthening family and community links and preventing social risk situations from arising.

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  • Social Assistance

    Fact Sheet on the National Program for the Promotion of Access to the World of Work PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 07/2017

    This Fact Sheet summarizes information about the National Program for the Promotion of Access to the World of Work (Acessuas Trabalho), established in 2012, which aims to foster the productive inclusion of users of the Unified Social Assistance System who are in situations of vulnerability.

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  • A quick overview of key information available on the Criança Feliz (Happy Child) Program which involves the Unified Social Assistance System (SUAS) determining and promoting care and support for families with pregnant women and infants who are beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program and the Continuous Welfare Benefit (BPC).

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  • Cash Transfer

    Bolsa Verde Program Sheet PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 07/2017

    Contains a more detailed overview of the Bolsa Verde Program –  a cash transfer program subject to socio-environmental conditionalities that seeks to foster better living conditions for people and communities that carry out natural resources conservation activities in rural areas. This Program Sheet is intended to raise awareness of the history, management, implementation and monitoring of the Program.

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  • Cash Transfer

    Fact Sheet of the Bolsa Verde Program PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 07/2017

    This Fact Sheet encapsulates essential information about the Bolsa Verde Program. The Program´s basic goals are twofold: to promote environmental conservation through productive inclusion, and to improve the incomes and the quality of life of families living in extreme poverty.

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  • Rural Productive Inclusion

    Fact sheet of the Rural Productive Activities Oriented Cash Transfer PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 04/2017

    This WWP two-page Fact Sheet relays the key points of the Rural Productive Activities Oriented Cash Transfer, offering a brief overview of its objectives and the actors involved in its implementation since 2011. The Oriented Cash Transfer incentivizes small rural farmers to improve their animal husbandry and agricultural production practices by offering non-refundable resource transfers and technical assistance and rural extension (ATER) services.

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  • Rural Productive Inclusion

    Data sheet of the Rural Productive Activities Oriented Cash Transfer PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 04/2017

    This Program Sheet provides a comprehensive overview of the Rural Productive Activities Oriented Cash Transfer (Programa de Fomento às Atividades Produtivas Rurais), which has served over 214,000 Brazilian families since its inception in 2011. Learn more about the program’s objectives, history, institutions, target audience, funding, management, and implementation, among other topics. The Oriented Cash Transfer is an important facet of the strategy to fight against poverty and hunger in the poorest populations of rural Brazil.

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  • The WWP’s fourth case study details the challenges involved in and lessons learned from implementing the Rural Productive Activities Oriented Cash Transfer in the state of Ceará, in northeastern Brazil. The program was spearheaded by the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Company (EMATERCE) of Ceará, which adapted its structure to serve 20,000 families living in extreme poverty. The Oriented Cash Transfer incentivizes small rural farmers to improve their animal husbandry and agricultural production practices by offering non-refundable resource transfers and technical assistance and rural extension (ATER) services.

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  • Food Security

    History of the Brazilian PAA PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 12/2016

    The fourth publication of the WWP series on the Food Purchase Program (PAA) narrates the project’s chronological path, passing through the legislations and innovations that accompanied its development until its present form.

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  • Food Security

    PAA: institutional arrangement and stakeholders involved PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 12/2016

    The third publication in the WWP series on the Food Purchase Program (PAA) explains the project’s institutional articulation, which maintains the formulation and drafting of guidelines centralized in the federal government, but decentralizes implementation at local level. It includes an organizational chart of the organisations involved in management.

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  • Food Security

    The six modalities of the PAA PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 12/2016

    The second document in the Food Purchase Program (PAA) series is particularly relevant to policy makers for detailing the operation and the financial support of the program’s purchasing modalities, such as the beneficiaries targeting and the actions of the entities involved in each one.

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  • Food Security

    Brazil’s PAA: what it is, goals, target audience and coverage PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 12/2016

    The first publication of the WWP series on the Food Purchase Program (PAA) serves as an introduction to the project, which has created ways to stimulate the practice of family farming through public procurement and to promote access to food for populations at risk of food insecurity. It also offers up to date data on the number of suppliers and consumers, program coverage and purchases volume.

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  • Urban Productive Inclusion

    Professional training challenges: the Pronatec/BSM experience in Senador Canedo-GO PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 12/2016

    The WWP Series of Case Studies – which shows good productive inclusion practices – reaches its third issue and reveals the experience of the city of Senador Canedo, located in the metropolitan area of Goiânia, in the Brazilian state of Goiás. The municipality has made important progress with the participation of local policy makers in mobilizing target audiences, mediating the relationship with the labor market in order to define adequate professional training to meet local demand and assisting students in finding job opportunities. In addition, the Secretariats for Labor and Social Assistance have created a decisive task force to reduce desertion of low-income students.

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  • Urban Productive Inclusion

    How to Strengthen Urban Microentrepreneurs: Bahia’s Vida Melhor Program PT EN ES FR

    WWP – 10/2016

    The first WWP Case Study – part of a series on successful productive inclusion initiatives in Brazil – features the Bahia State Government’s Better Life (Vida Melhor) Program, launched in 2011 with a focus on vulnerable citizens working informally (e.g. street vendors, trash pickers and craft artists), excluded from formal labor markets and often ignored by official aid mechanisms. Through an innovative approach, the program developed a specific strategy aimed at the needs of this target group: self-employed, low-income workers, whose main characteristic is not differentiating the work resources from the family’s expenses.

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