Sarah Berger

The government, through the relevant Ministries responsible for addressing poverty and the social challenges that accompany it is in the process of streamlining itself to better address the problem. The social protection system as it is called involves the types of projects under the initiative, the scope of those projects and the budgets allocated for them. Most of that funding comes from the World Bank and Sarah Berger, who is a Social Protection Specialist with the World Bank, says that the idea is not for the World Bank to dictate what is done, but just to help improve what is already there.

Meanwhile, Social Planner in the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation, John Flowers, said that the system has already been in place, and that a lot of it can be kept.


Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Education, David Leacock, said that there has already been some adjustments in the public schools for more equity as far as financial coverage is concerned.


Through a conditional cash transfer programs, poorer families will be able to educate their children. This is something, according to CEO in the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation, Judith Alpuche, that was carefully schemed in order for it to succeed.


Sarah Berger says that the government’s BOOST program is one that has proven to be successful among the poor and should be adopted in more countries.


Meanwhile, CEO in the Ministry of Education, David Leacock, says that about 95 percent of primary school children are in school and that the target is for the government to now focus on the five percent that is still not in a school system.

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