GOB and OAS Signs Cooperation Agreement

PRESS RELEASE


The Government of Belize and the Organisation of American States (OAS) will sign a cooperation agreement on July 16th 2015 at 9:30am at the OAS Offices in Belize City.

The Cooperation Agreement is for the execution of a project in the area of social inclusion which is financed through the OAS Development Cooperation Fund and will be executed by the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation.

The three year project is significant as it will assist the Ministry of Human Development to continue the social safety net reforms that started in 2008. The focus of the activities under this project is to strengthen and expand services to families on the government’s conditional cash transfer programme BOOST. In this regard, a pilot project which provides comprehensive wraparound services to 400 BOOST households living below the indigent line will be designed and implemented. The Ministry’s case management system will also be strengthened,

Hon. Anthony Martinez, Minister of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation will sign the Agreement on behalf of the Government of Belize.

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