As a great milestone in social protection reforms in Bangladesh, the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) Action Plan (2016-21) has been formulated with detailed major activities to be executed by line ministries till 2021.With the main objective of launching the NSSS Action Plan, a three day long conference and fair on social security was organized by the Cabinet Division with support from SSPS Programme. Two more books were also unwrapped, namely “Exploring the Evidence: Background Research Papers for Preparing the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh” and the “ABCD of Social Protection in Bangladesh”. The ministries sent reports on their major programmes and the programmes they want to scale up. Some of the success stories including innovation, efficiency etc. were narrated along with the challenges in delivery of benefits and lessons learned. Each participating ministry made presentation on their social protection programmes and future plans by using power point slides.
This report puts forward the proceedings of all the sessions of the three day conference to record and analyse the social protection programmes of the ministries and the NGOs and the general views and comments of the participants, especially the Chief Guest, Special Guests and Guests of Honour. The outcomes of the conference will provide inputs for reforming the social protection programmes of the Government and the NGOs in line with the NSSS. The reports and presentations of the ministries and NGOs have been compiled separately.