Progress Against Poverty
Sustaining Mexico's Progresa-oportunidades Program
By (author) Santiago Levy
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Progress Against Poverty by Santiago Levy
Book DescriptionIn 1997, Mexico launched a new incentive-based poverty reduction program to enhance the human capital of those living in extreme poverty. This book presents a case study of Progresa-Oportunidades, focusing on the main factors that have contributed to the program's sustainability, policies that have allowed it to operate at the national level, and future challenges.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815752219
(229mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Santiago Levy
No Growth without Equity?, Paperback (March 2009)
This book examines the relationship between equity and growth in Mexico. It looks at how specific inequalities in power, wealth and status have created and sustained economic institutions and polices that both tend to perpetuate these inequalities and are sources of inefficiencies and lack of dynamism in the economy.
Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Santiago Levy
Despite various reform efforts, Mexico has experienced economic stability but little growth. Today more than half of all Mexican workers are employed informally, and one out of every four is poor.
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Author Biography - Santiago Levy
Santiago Levy is former general director of the Mexican Social Security Institute. From 1994 to 2000, he served as deputy minister of finance in Mexico and was the main architect of the Progresa-Oportunidades program.
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