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Author:Milena Lavigne, Luis Hernán Vargas
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
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Abstract: “During the 20th century, the political and social development of the Dominican Republic was marked by the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo (1930–1961), who forged the institutional and legal bases of Dominican social policies, and successive governments headed by Joaquín Balaguer (1960–1962, 1966–1978 and 1986–1996). During the 1990s, the Dominican government started once more to implement social policies, among which we can highlight the Fund for the Promotion of Community Initiatives (PROCOMUNIDAD), the country’s first poverty reduction programme. During the 2000s, some social reforms were undertaken, such as the creation of the Social Cabinet and reform of the pension system, which set up a model of individual capitalisation. Finally, after the economic crisis that affected the Dominican Republic in 2003, programmes aiming to reduce malnutrition (Comer es Primero) and poverty (Solidaridad) began to be implemented.”(…)

keywords: Social Protection Systems, Latin America, Caribbean, Dominican Republic
Date Publication: 07/10/2015 - 14:00
Type/Issue: One Pager / 296
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English