OPC 5 Public Policy Evaluation 5 IMPACT OF THE ALIMENTAR FOOD CARD ON POVERTY AND INDIGENCE– MAY 2022

IMPACT OF THE ALIMENTAR FOOD CARD ON POVERTY AND INDIGENCE– MAY 2022

May 11, 2022

This report analyzes the impact of the Alimentar Food Card on the indicators of living conditions of the population and households in 2021.

If families did not receive financial assistance through the Alimentar Card, household poverty and indigence rates would be 2.2% and 10.7% higher than those recorded, respectively.

Likewise, when analyzing the effect of the Alimentar Card together with other benefits (AUH and PNC for mothers), it is estimated that, without government assistance, poverty and indigence rates would be 5.2% and 39.4% higher, respectively.

The budgetary efforts made by the national government to contribute to food security have had a positive impact on reducing the country’s poverty and indigence rates.

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