Familias en Acción was launched in 2000, as part of the Colombian government's policy to mitigate the adverse effects of macroeconomic shocks on the country's poor. The overall aims of the programme were: to complement the income of extremely poor families with young children; to reduce non-attendance and drop-out rates among primary and high-school students; to increase health care provision to children younger than 7 years old; and to improve health care practices in nutrition and early educational development. The objectives, lessons learned, background, details, implementation, impact, and factors contributing to their success are outlined.
Inter-Regional Inequality Facility Policy Brief 2, Overseas Development Institute, UK, 4 pp.
Familias en Acción, Colombia.