SOCIAL SAFETY NET PROGRAM.
Nicaragua is seeking US$20 million from the Inter-American
Development Bank for Social Safety Net, Stage II (NI0161). The program
would enhance the well-being of Nicaraguans living in extreme poverty by
helping to build human capital. Phase II would cover 12,500 new
households for a period of three years, and the 10,000 households
currently being benefited by Phase I would continue to receive benefits
for the remainder of their eligibility period. It would also provide the
opportunity to consolidate the operational framework of the Network, the
focalization mechanism, and the assessment of the Program's impact.
Status: In preparation stage. Details: Fondo de Inversion Social:
Apartado 1849, Managua, Nicaragua; Tel: (505-2) 673-076,077; Fax:
(505-2) 673-080, 081.