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RUTA Social

Latin America and the Caribbean World Bank 1996 1996

RUTA Social is a technical assistance program for the design and execution of social sector projects in the Latin America and the Caribbean countries. The project was started in the second half of 1993 to assist the governments of the region in finding effective ways to address chronic social sector problems. Participants included the governments of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The general objective of the DevTech-led evaluation mission was to assess the relevance of RUTA Social as a strategy for assisting these governments to achieve a higher efficiency in the funding and delivery of social services as well as in targeting resources for poverty alleviation. The evaluation mission produced a report (in Spanish) highlighting the successes and shortcomings of RUTA Social and offering recommendations for restructuring the program to better fulfill its stated objectives.