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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Employment and training

Start date of service provision: Feb 2019

Capital raised (minimum): COP 2.70b (USD 867.23k)

Service users: 856 individuals


The SIB aims to employ vulnerable individuals in formal jobs and support them in retaining those jobs (ideally for 6 months but at least for 3 months). The SIB supports a range of employment measures, including soft and hard skill training, psychosocial support, socio-occupational orientation, and intermediation services for job placement and retention. The intervention was originally designed by ACDI VOCA, Fundación ANDI, and Fundación Corona.

Target population

Individuals not formally employed at the start of the program, aged 18-40, and who had not participated in employment programs launched by the Municipality of Cali in the last 2 years. Participants also had to meet one of the following requirements: score below 41.74 on the Beneficiary Selection System for Social Programs (SISBEN), belong to Red Unidos or Gestores (government programs for particularly vulnerable communities), or be victims of displacement due to armed conflict.



  • Colombia

Service delivery locations

  • Cali, Colombia

Outcome metrics

  • Formal employment
  • 3 month retention
  • 6 month retention
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