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Dealing with Poverty: Change and Continuity in Argentine Social Policies
Unformatted Document Text:  Although previous governments have implemented micro-enterprises programs, since 2003 the Plan of Social Economy and Local Development “Shoulders to the Wheel” (MO) has presented itself as a novelty not only with relation to traditional social policies on the margins, but also with relation to the design of those previous programs. Its objective is “promoting social inclusion by creating employment and participation in communitarian spaces and strengthening local existent resources within a framework of equity” 29 . It is oriented to vulnerable social groups engaged in productive and/or communitarian experiences framed by local processes of social inclusion and labor insertion. According to the official description, it includes: a) “Economic and financial support” for productive enterprises, productive chains between economic units and entrepreneurs at the local level, and production innovation toward the quality of production, commercialization, and technological adaptation; b) “Institutional Strengthening” of governmental and non- governmental organizations with responsibilities of management of financial resources provided by the Plan, and of multi-actor spaces and institutions that respond to the idea of “associated management” between social organizations and state -such as Advisory Councils 30 ; c) “Technical Assistance and Training” to the economic units and entrepreneurs of the social economy and processes of local development. It also includes the construction of a “National Register of Agents of Local Development and Social Economy” and a set of initiatives, framed by the notion of “Business Social Responsibility”, which seeks to promote the collaboration between the formal and the social economy 31 . Finally, this program has also involved the enforcement of a legal frame in order to regulate economic activities within social economy and smooth the progress of its formalization –such as the creation of the Law of Monotributo 29 Document “Lineamientos de Política Social”, Cuaderno N°1, MDS, p. 33, 2006. 30 The Advisory Councils has historically emerged as a bureaucratic response to international organisms requiring “the participation of civil society” in social policies as means to increase the efficacy and efficiency of social policies. They are comprised of a wide range of social actors: organizations of employed and/or unemployed workers, ecclesiastic and ecumenical organizations, cooperatives or communitarian organization of any type, universities, members of the government, and business organizations. Although they are functioning unevenly throughout the country, in some cases they have constituted politically relevant local spaces for policy implementation. On this topic see Torres (2006) and Chiara & De Virgilio (2006). 31 Document “Lineamientos de Política Social, Cuaderno Nº 1, pp. 33-40, 2006. The MO also includes the Program “Including” in the National Direction of Youth, the typology 6 of the PJyJH (tools component) and the institutions of micro-finances and productive enterprises financed by the FONCAP S.A. (Social Capital Fund), Document “El Desarrollo local y la economía social desde la perspectiva de la integración regional”, 2° seminario, Ministerio de Desarrollo Social de la Nación, Argentina, 2006, p. 18.

Authors: Perelmiter, Luisina.
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Although previous governments have implemented micro-enterprises programs, since 2003 the
Plan of Social Economy and Local Development “Shoulders to the Wheel” (MO) has
presented itself as a novelty not only with relation to traditional social policies on the margins,
but also with relation to the design of those previous programs. Its objective is “promoting
social inclusion by creating employment and participation in communitarian spaces and
strengthening local existent resources within a framework of equity”
. It is oriented to
vulnerable social groups engaged in productive and/or communitarian experiences framed by
local processes of social inclusion and labor insertion.
According to the official description, it includes: a) “Economic and financial support” for
productive enterprises, productive chains between economic units and entrepreneurs at the
local level, and production innovation toward the quality of production, commercialization,
and technological adaptation; b) “Institutional Strengthening” of governmental and non-
governmental organizations with responsibilities of management of financial resources
provided by the Plan, and of multi-actor spaces and institutions that respond to the idea of
“associated management” between social organizations and state -such as Advisory Councils
;
c) “Technical Assistance and Training” to the economic units and entrepreneurs of the social
economy and processes of local development. It also includes the construction of a “National
Register of Agents of Local Development and Social Economy” and a set of initiatives, framed
by the notion of “Business Social Responsibility”, which seeks to promote the collaboration
between the formal and the social economy
. Finally, this program has also involved the
enforcement of a legal frame in order to regulate economic activities within social economy
and smooth the progress of its formalization –such as the creation of the Law of Monotributo
29
Document “Lineamientos de Política Social”, Cuaderno N°1, MDS, p. 33, 2006.
30
The Advisory Councils has historically emerged as a bureaucratic response to international organisms requiring
“the participation of civil society” in social policies as means to increase the efficacy and efficiency of social
policies. They are comprised of a wide range of social actors: organizations of employed and/or unemployed
workers, ecclesiastic and ecumenical organizations, cooperatives or communitarian organization of any type,
universities, members of the government, and business organizations. Although they are functioning unevenly
throughout the country, in some cases they have constituted politically relevant local spaces for policy
implementation. On this topic see Torres (2006) and Chiara & De Virgilio (2006).
31
Document “Lineamientos de Política Social, Cuaderno Nº 1, pp. 33-40, 2006. The MO also includes the
Program “Including” in the National Direction of Youth, the typology 6 of the PJyJH (tools component) and the
institutions of micro-finances and productive enterprises financed by the FONCAP S.A. (Social Capital Fund),
Document “El Desarrollo local y la economía social desde la perspectiva de la integración regional, 2°
seminario, Ministerio de Desarrollo Social de la Nación, Argentina, 2006, p. 18.


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