Prices for boys in Colombia have fallen for the first time in two years after the country set up a national price index, and the price of some imported goods has also dropped.
The Colombian government launched a national child pricing scheme in March, aiming to bring down prices for the country’s 1.1 million boys aged between 7 and 17, in line with the World Health Organization (WHO).
In recent weeks, some of the countrys biggest brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Adidas Brasil have dropped the price tag of imported goods such as jeans and underwear to the country as part of the scheme, while others have announced price drops of up to 10%.
The government has also raised the minimum price for girls from 7,000 to 10,000 pesos ($1.5 to $4.60), according to a Colombian government statement.
Colombia’s government, however, has said that the move has not caused any price spikes and has not resulted in any economic losses.
“The government is confident that this will not cause any problems with the economic situation,” Colombia’s Prime Minister Edgardo Guzmán told reporters on Tuesday.
He added that he was confident that the country would avoid a “price crisis” in the future, which would be the first of its kind in the world.
The Colombian government has estimated that there are about 100,000 children under the age of 7 in the country, of which 60% are girls.
While the price index was announced after the government began the initiative, it has already been widely criticised by activists and consumers.
A group of Colombian women’s rights activists called the plan a “monumental failure” and “an attack on the rights of Colombian children”, and said it was a “dangerous” plan that could “cause social and economic problems”.
“The government has taken a decision that it is not a child price index and is not going to raise the minimum wage.
The government should do what it can to lower the price for the kids, and not just raise it for the women,” said Maria Cancuera, a member of the Colombia Women’s Network, which is calling for the government to stop raising the minimum salary.”
We demand that the government not raise the wage of a woman who is working and raising a child for a living.
We demand the government stop raising wages for mothers working as domestic workers,” she added.
The government also said that it was working on a new national plan, which it hoped to complete by 2019, but did not elaborate.
The price index comes as Colombia prepares to announce the date of its second national census in two decades.
Experts have said that this could affect the future of the economy and the population, and that the new census could increase poverty rates and cause a backlash.
In a survey carried out last month, 63% of Colombians said they did not think that the census would be a good thing for the economy, according to the National Electoral Council.
According to the latest poll, 70% of the respondents believe that it will harm the country.