Last updated: 23/9/2020
Programme objectives

This programme targets young people between 18 and 24 years old who are unemployed or informal workers whose incomes are below three times the minimum wage. It aims to support them to start or to complete their studies at any educational level. Also, the programme provides childcare services through the Ministry of Social Development or helps to find an appropriate childcare centre. Finally, the Ministry of Labour offers assistance to enrol in a vocational training programme, orientation sessions and labour intermediation in order to find a new or better position than the current job and internships.

Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
Programme components
i) Progresar Transfer : It is an economic monthly benefit for young people subject to the attendance to training courses or to school. Moreover, it provides assistance for professional training, orientation and labour intermediation through the Ministry of Labour and the care of their children through the Ministry of Social Development, if necessary. ii) Complementary actions: Actions aimed to support beneficiaries school completion, linking them to vocational training and labour inclusion programmes (mainly through the Youth with More and Better Job programme ), and to provide childcare centres to enable their participation on training sessions. Lastly, the programme offers a network of tutors to guide the formative process of beneficiaries.
Conditionalities (if any)
i) Progresar Transfer: Minimum of 75% of attendance to courses (twice per year the Formulario de Acreditación de Escolaridad should be presented). In case of tertiary or professional education, the programme requires a minimum of three subjects approved per year. Attendance to medical check-ups with an annual certification.
Contribution type and amount
Target groups
Young people between 18 and 24 old who do not work or do it informally and whose incomes are below three times the minimum wage (AR$14.148), or recipients of the Universal Child Allowance or Pregnancy for Social Protection.
Eligibility criteria
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Participants exit the programme when they turn 25 years old. It is extended to 30 years for advanced students to cover those cases of young people who enrolled the university later.
Type of benefits
Benefit recipients
i) Progresar Transfer: Young people between 18 and 24 years who do not work or do it informally and whose incomes are below three times the minimum wage; ii) Complementary actions: All programme beneficiaries.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
i) In the moment of the inscription, the participant receives 80%, while 20% are held every month. In March, July and November of each year, participants have to bring a certificate that proves they are studying. Every time that they bring the certificate, they will receive the 20% retained during the quarter.
Population Group
Women, Mothers, Working age group, Youth