Program to Support Social Protection Reforms (IADB-HO-L1193)

  • Honduras
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 26, 2018
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Government of Honduras
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Fund, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 29.78 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 29.78 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Project Description

According to the bank, the general objective of the PBP is to promote the accumulation of human capital through the institutionalization of the Social Protection Policy in Honduras. The specific objectives are: (i) Stabilize the General Framework for Macroeconomic Policies; (ii) strengthen the regulations governing the Solidarity Fund for Poverty Reduction (three percentage points of VAT collection), ensuring that a percentage of it is destined to pay conditional cash transfers known as PBVM; (iii) Support institutional changes so to facilitate the use of information for the management of the social protection policy, avoiding the associated transaction costs (signature of agreements, letters of request, precision in the type of information requested, etc.); (iv) To give sustainability to the Educational Center Administration System (SACE), it is necessary that the system has an annual budget allocated for its operation without relying on external financing; (v) Give sustainability to the flexible mechanisms of the third cycle of basic, given that currently their financing is not guaranteed and affects the fulfillment of PBVM co-responsibilities; (vi) Strengthen and institutionalize the management of the information at the Ministry of Health (SESAL) to facilitate the monitoring in the achievement of goals of the SESAL and the sharing of such information with other public agencies for the operation of other social protection programs. 

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Contact Information


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