SOCIAL ECONOMY AS A TOOL OF STATE POLICY : AN APPROACH FROM THE “MANOS A LA OBRA” PLAN (LET’S GO TO WORK PLAN).

Recíprocamente suggests the reading of Vanesa Ciolli’s book “La economía social como herramienta de política estatal: un abordaje desde el Plan Manos a la Obra (Argentina 2003-2009)” published recently by CLACSO.

The topic of her study – the design process, the formulation and the implementation of the Plan for Local Development and Social Economy “Manos a la Obra” (PMO)- offers the opportunity to think about the development of this innovative social development policy launched in Argentina in August 2003.

The main goal of the plan is to “finance and support the technical developmentof productive entrepreneurship developed by low-income populations and also to support projects in order to start such activities, providing tools, equipments and any other investment needed”. The financial support provided by the Plantakes place through non-repayable subsidies.

According to Vanesa Ciolli, the PMO “meant an innovation in the way to face poverty: by promoting productive projects it generates a rupture with regard to the targeted assistance programs”.

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