National Social Security Strategy: A Roadmap to Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Shamsul Alam

"Social security is important not only for addressing vulnerability, but also for solving the problems of entrenched poverty and reducing marginalisation. The importance of a well-designed social security system has increasingly been accepted within national and global policy circles for addressing triple problems of poverty, vulnerability and marginalisation. Bangladesh's latest initiative in social security—National Social Security Strategy (NSSS)—takes up the challenges through an inclusive, focused, and coordinated approach to poverty reduction."

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By Professor Dr. Shamsul Alam

Member (Senior Secretary)

General Economics Division

Planning Commission

Government of Bangladesh

Published: The Daily Star

06 November 2015, 12:00 AM