Produciendo por mi Futuro (PxMF) - Colombia

Program Name::

Produciendo por Mi Futuro (Producing for My Future) – PxMF




Atlántico, Nariño, Sucre

Start date:

July, 2015

Fecha finalización:

Fase 1 – Febrero 2016; Fase 2 – Mayo 2017


18 months distributed in two phases*


No, the program was piloted in 2013 and 2014

Scale up contemplated?

Not defined

Component of a larger program?


Participating households:


*Program implementation is conducted in two phases due to seasonality in state entities’ hiring

Main Messages 

  • The performance of participants in achieving the expected outcomes of the intervention depends on the poverty dynamics of the households, and on particular characteristics of the households at the time of program implementation.

  • Households in which the intervention is provided simultaneously to two household members show better results than those with only one participant.

  • The performance of participants in achieving the expected outcomes of the intervention is affected by exogenous factors that are not controllable by the participants or the program. However, the savings component of the program and the existence of family support networks are effective in mitigating the effects of these shocks.

  • The state of aspirations and expectations of participants changes over the course of program implementation, and program outcomes depend on these changes, as well as on the initial level of aspirations and expectations of participants.

  • The achievement of the expected outcomes is driven by elements of the design and implementation of program activities; in particular, the tablets and the manager play an important role in the operation of the program.

Program Objectives

Increase the productive, financial, human and social assets of rural population highly vulnerable, extremely poor or victims of the forced displacement. Thereby, to contribute to their economic stabilization and them to move forward in a social mobility process (Prosperidad Social, 2015).

Key goal

  • Strengthen participants human and social capacities.

  • Provide financial education and promote a “savings culture” and access to financial services among participants.

  • Support technically and financially the creation or strengthening of productive initiatives.

Targeting criteria

Base on area of residence (urban, rural, mixed)?


Based on gender?

No, it is not

Based on poverty line?

Yes, in extremely poor

Based on another vulnerability?

Victims of forced displacement



Other institutions

Entities participating in the design

Departamento Administrativo para la Prosperidad Social (Prosperidad Social), Departamento Nacional de Planeación – (DNP), Agencia Nacional para la Superación de la pobreza extrema – (ANSPE), Fundación Capital, Unidad de Atención y Reparación Integral a las víctimas (UARIV)

Local support entities

Red Unidos, UMATA, SENA

Entities for regional articulation

Local authorities and Regional Direction of Prosperidad Social

Funders entities

National government through the Fondo de Inversiones para la Paz (FIP)

Monitor and control entities

Contraloría general de la nación, Procuraduría general de la nación, Veeduría Especial – Fondo de Inversiones para la Paz, Oficina de Control Interno de Prosperidad Social


Evaluation No. 1

Implementing Institution: Uniandes – CEDE

Type: Processes Evaluation

Objective: Evaluate the operation of the project PxMF in Nariño, Sucre and Atlántico departments, based on a systematic analysis of its operation. Thereby, identify how their processes and activities lead to the achievement of products as defined in the design, and to detect bottlenecks and best practices in processes and activities implementation.



  • Interviews with national and local stakeholders (officials in the program’s responsible entity and the implementing entities)

  • Group interviews with participants (triads)

  • Interviews to “focal households” and “satellites households” of the Life Stories.

  • Accompanying field activities (home visits and group activities)


  • Survey to regional coordinators and local officers

Evaluation No. 2

Implementing Institution: Uniandes – CEDE

Type: Life Stories Analysis

Objective: Identify the differentiated poverty dynamics of the participants and the general constraints they face and that may affect their performance in the program, as well as understand the role that the program has in changing their lives.


  • Life Stories to “focal households”

  • Life Stories to “satellites households”

Implementing institution

The Centro de Estudios sobre Desarrollo Económico (CEDE) is one of the first and main research and consultancy centers on economic and social in Colombia. It is renowned for the quality and innovation of its research, for having a highly qualified professional and teaching team and for its impact on public policy issues in Colombia and the region.


Jorge Maldonado

Principal Researcher

Rocío Moreno

Researcher – Life Stories

Sandra Mendoza

Researcher EP

Arturo Rodríguez

Researcher – Focus group – Life Stories

Mathilde Stoehr

Researcher – Focus Group

Camila Suárez

Professional in Psychology

Natalia Garzón

Research assistant

Laura Gutiérrez

Research assistant

Vanesa Martínez

Research assistant

Viviana León-Jurado

Case Coordinator