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Country Programme Type Programme Title Agencies involved Year started Programme Description Programme Objectives Transfers

Bolivia- 2 Income transfer plus transfer for human development Bono Madre Nio and Bono Juana Azurduy de Padilla Ministry of Health of Bolivia May 2009 Poor women get benefits during pregnancy, childbirth, and until the child is aged 2. Aims to reduce the rate of infant and maternal mortality and the rate of chronic malnutrition amongst children aged 0-2 years. It also aims to give incentives for regular health checks. 50 Bolivianos: received at each of the four prenatal exams provided 120 Bolivianos: when receiving childbirth assistance from municipal health centres 125 Bolivianos : at each bimonthly postnatal control of their babies until these are two years old. 1,820 Bolivianos in total : during 33 months. Eligibility conditionsTo present the identity card, the certificate of medical examinations, and, for children up to the seven or nine days old, the certificate that they have been born alive. For all other children the birth certificate is required and also the certificate of medical examination. Households that have a medical insurance or have access to the grant of breastfeeding (26% of the population) may not reach the Bonus Juana Azurduy de Padilla. Women and their families without medical insurance or access to the breastfeeding grant. Targeting: 550,000 beneficiaries per year. In less than a year, the Juana Azurduy Bono benefited 222,279 children under the age of two years and 1,177,042 mothers. The programme will be launched nationwide in 327 municipalities and aims to cover about 74% of the population (i.e. all women and their families that do not have medical insurance or have access to the grant of breastfeeding, about 550,000 beneficiaries per year. By the end of 2009, the Government of Bolivia intended to reach 250,000 mothers and spend up to USD 25 millions.

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$US 69 million per year (about 0.22% of GDP).

Herrmann, H. (2009) Income Transfers: An Introduction and Review of Income Transfer Experiences, their Feasibility as a Food Security Tool for WFP in Bolivia, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Consultancy Report, posted at: