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Scope of Gender-responsive Adaptive Social Protection in Bangladesh (Draft)Social protection is fundamental for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite gaps in coverage, social protection systems are crucial to keeping people out of poverty and helping them escape poverty and reduce income inequality. Being relatively new paradigm in the discourse of social protection, ‘Adaptive Social Protection’ (ASP) came …
Midterm Progress Review on Implementation of the National Social Security Strategy (Draft)The National Social Security Strategy (NSSS), adopted in 2015, reflects the Government of Bangladesh’s resolute commitment towards reducing poverty and vulnerability. Building on past experience, the strategy seeks to streamline and strengthen the existing system of social protection with a view to achieving better results. It aims to put in …
Study on Framework for Introduction of National Social Insurance Scheme in Bangladesh (Draft)The NSSS envisions the establishment of a National Social Insurance Scheme (NSIS) that will be regulated under the Insurance Act 2010 and governed by Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh (IDRA) under the Bank and Financial Institutions Division of Ministry of Finance. The scheme aims at providing social security …
Communication Diagnostics, Strategy and Action PlanBangladesh has achieved significant progress in reducing poverty in the country over the last four decades. The Government has adopted multidimensional policies, strategies and taken measures to address poverty to free the country from hunger and poverty. The Government’s Vision 2021 and its Perspective Plan 2010-2021 prioritized inclusive growth, poverty …
A Compendium of Social Protection ResearchesThis Compendium of Social Protection Research in Bangladesh consists of the following studies: Barriers of Accessing Social Protection Programmes for the Poor and Marginalised Bangladesh has made spectacular strides forward in its economic development, registering impressive achievements of sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. Nevertheless, a significant proportion of the …
Gender Diagnostics, Policy, Strategy and Action Plan for National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) in BangladeshThough Bangladesh has progressed towards becoming a middle-income country, still a large proportionofpeople are under extremepovertyandother vulnerabilities. Therefore, the Government is to provide social security services and benefits to reduce vulnerability and promote resilience to shocks and stresses at individual, household and community levels. Feminist researchers suggest that social security …
Urban Social Protection Strategy and Action Plan in BangladeshThe rapid industrialization, transformation in pattern of economic activities and disaster induced hardship in rural areas have driven massive urbanization in Bangladesh. The rapid rise in urban population is now a global phenomenon and Bangladesh experiences one of the highest rates of urbanization. This rapid growth of urban population in …
Enhancing Social Protection Governance through Grievance Redress SystemFor fair and equitable administration of social protection programmes, GRS is considered as an important tool in many countries. The Government recognized that improvements in the administrative arrangements for the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) will be critical to its success. Establishing good institutional arrangements for administering well-designed SSPs will …
Study Tour on Social Protection and Related National Systems for Implementation Istanbul & Ankara, TurkeyThis document is the Completion Report of the study visit programme conducted in Turkey from November 3rd to November 9th, 2019. The Completion Report is based on the responses by the programme facilitators and the participants. The chain of information is focused on outlining the programme content and the profile …
Rapid Assessment of Social Protection Knowledge of UP Chairmen, Secretaries and MembersUnion Parishads (UP) are the smallest rural administrative and local government units in Bangladesh. It is the lowest local tier of governance to guarantee good governance, development planning, implementation, transparency, and accountability for rural areas in Bangladesh. As UP is the main entry point in implementing social safety net programmes …
A Review of Consistency of National Policies with NSSS of BangladeshUnion Parishads (UP) are the smallest rural administrative and local government units in Bangladesh. It is the lowest local tier of governance to guarantee good governance, development planning, implementation, transparency, and accountability for rural areas in Bangladesh. As UP is the main entry point in implementing social safety net programmes …
Report on Bangladesh Social Security Conference and Knowledge Fair 2019The Cabinet Division, as the coordinating authority for implementation of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh, organized a flagship event titled as ‘Bangladesh Social Security Conference and Knowledge Fair 2019’ on 04-05 December 2019 at Bangandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre, Dhaka. With support from DFAT (AusAid), UKAid …
Curriculum for TOT on Social Security for BPATC and Other Training InstitutionsThrough this training the Civil Servant Officials and respective duty bearers will be enriched with the updated knowledge and skills related to reformed social protection programmes so that in future they become more capable and efficient in providing support to beneficiary and mange overall administration of the social protection programmes.  …
Review of the Training Curricula of the Training Institutes including BPATC with focus on Social SecurityBangladesh government have a number of training institutions responsible for providing training for the government officials. These institutes are also responsible for providing different types of capacity building support and technical education to the government officers. Training programmes of training institutes like BPATC and other training institutes have their training …
Report on Piloting of NSSS Curriculum Desining with BPATCThe life cycle based social security concept is comparatively newer term which was first widely highlighted during the initial drafting of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) in 2015. The political viewpoints and programme designs of social protection in Bangladesh had gradually evolved from poor-relief to safety net approach and …
Assessment and Road Map Report Situation Assessment for Establishing a National Social Protection Management Information System in BangladeshBangladesh was a global leader in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and shaping the discourse for the Post 2015 development, resilience, urban poverty reduction and social protection agendas. In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era, UNDP Bangladesh (UNDP) looks to continue to act on its portfolio of …
NSSS Gender Policy (English and Bengali)This policy has been reviewed and approved by the CMC – an inter-ministerial committee composition of 35 Secretaries of National Social Security Programmes under the Chair of the Cabinet Secretary, in May 2018. Social security (SS) is one of the key element to attain the national targets of poverty reduction …
Orientation Workshop on National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) for Hon’ble Members of Parliament (MPs)The Constitution of Bangladesh provides for fundamental responsibility of the state to achieve the right to social security for deserving people (Article 15-D) which may be seen as a moral obligation for the Hon’ble Members of Parliament (MPs) to endeavour for strengthening social security system of the country. Therefore, they …
Report on Bangladesh Social Security Conference 2018As 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 …
Financial Literacy Training for Extreme Poor and Vulnerable WomenThe Financial Literacy Training for Extreme Poor and Vulnerable Women created in response to the overwhelming need for material that empowers women financially and takes them on a journey of learning and growth. This project is based on the vision to have socially and economically empowered women who act as agents of change …
Social Security Digital Cash Transfers – Strengthening G2P in BangladeshBangladesh is seeing remarkable growth and progress across all sectors. Per capita income is increasing year over year, millions of citizens are being lifted out of poverty, Government services are becoming digitised, and the country is a garment export powerhouse. Under the strategic vision of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS), …
Report on The Proceedings of The Workshop on Sharing Implementation Plans of Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) ProgrammeIn line with Bangladesh’s national goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is prioritizing on successfully implementing its newly launched National Social Security Strategy (NSSS). The General Economics Division (GED) and Cabinet Division are spearheading the implementation. Through its joint project, Social Security …
Action Plan 2016 – 2021Implementation of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh The constitutional provision of the right to social security and the people-centric socio-political commitment of the Government, coupled with Bangladesh’s rapid progress towards Middle Income Country status, paved the way for formulation of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh. The strategy …
A B C D of Social Protection in BangladeshThe poor and vulnerable groups cannot cope with the risks and vulnerability only with their own efforts. They need external supports to emancipate from poverty by breaking its vicious circle. The social safety net programmes provide some impetus to drive them out of poverty but in the process the poor …
Go Digital – Make Social Security Information Available
Effective Communications and Advocacy for a Policy Enabling-Environment
Sustainable Development Goals and Social ProtectionSustainable development requires integrated action across a range of sectors with actions taken on a very broad front: social, economic, environmental, governance. Social protection can serve as a driver and enabler to achieve basically all of the SDGs.  Social protection is by its very nature inter-sectoral and can well serve …
e-Payment StudyThis research is part of the United Nations Development Programme in Bangladesh’s support for the Government of Bangladesh’s national objective of strengthening Government to Person delivery systems for social security cash transfers. This objective is outlined in the National Social Security Strategy of Bangladesh. The purpose of this micro-pilot was …
Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme – Progress Report 2014-2017Click on the image to view document
Training of Trainers (ToT) Module Role of Union Parishad in Implementing Social Security ProgramsTraining of Trainers (ToT) Module - Role of Union Parishad in Implementing Social Security Programs প্রশিক্ষক প্রশিক্ষণ মডিউল - সামাজিক নিরাপত্তা কর্মসূচি বাস্তবায়নে ইউনিয়ন পরিষদ
Background Research Papers for Preparing the National Social Security Strategy of BangladeshThe background papers have been conducted to facilitate the formulation of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh in 2015. These background papers not only will add to the existing knowledge on social security issues in Bangladesh but also will delineate the rationale behind the adoption of NSSS in the country. The compiled …
Training of Union Parishad Representatives – Needs Assessment for Social Security Programme ImplementationIn order to effectively implementing the NSSS, those managing social security programmes require additional training and capacity development. This Training Needs Assessment identifies the knowledge gaps of UP staff and suggests areas to focus on to improve local-level capabilities compliance with the NSSS. The study identifies programme implementation challenges such UP representatives being overburdened by …
Draft Grievance Redress System DesignGrievance Redress Systems(GRS) are recognised worldwide as one of the enabling factors for organisations to be efficient, effective and people-oriented. A functional platform for receiving people’s complaints or grievances facilitates administrators to improve their service delivery systems, thereby improving governance in general. In Bangladesh, some ministries/divisions, other government offices and …
Implementation of National Social Security Strategy (NSSS): Consultation with Parliamentarians 2016The constitution of Bangladesh provides for fundamental responsibility of the state to attain the right to social security for deserving people (Article 15-D). Such constitutional provision creates special moral obligation for honourable parliamentarians to strive for strengthening social protection system of the country. They are involved in issues of social protection not only …
সরকারের বিভিন্ন মেয়াদে (২০০৮-০৯ হতে ২০১৪-১৫) গৃহীত সামাজিক নিরাপত্তা বেষ্টনী কর্মসূচিসমূহ এবং এসবের ফলাফলের সময়ভিত্তিক তুলনামূলক পরিসংখ্যানআমাদের সংবিধানে দরিদ্র ও অসহায় জনগোষ্ঠীকে সমাজের আর্থসামাজিক মূলধারায় ফিরিয়ে আনার জন্য সামাজিক নিরাপত্তা কার্যক্রমকে রাষ্ট্রের মৌলিক দায়িত্বের অন্তর্ভুক্ত করা হয়েছে। বর্তমান সরকার এ লক্ষ্যে প্রতিশ্রুতিবদ্ধ এবং প্রেক্ষিত পরিকল্পনা ২০১০-২১ তথা রূপকল্প ২০২১-এ এবিষয়ে সুস্পষ্ট প্রতিফলন ও পথনির্দেশ আছে। গত দুই দশকের দারিদ্র্য বিমোচনের হারও ত্বরান্বিত হয়েছে। ২০০৫-০৯ মেয়াদে যেখানে …
Situation Analysis Report: Grievance Redress System in BangladeshIt has long been felt that the initiatives of different ministries and organisations in Bangladesh, including NGOs, need to be coordinated to develop an integrated Grievance Redress System (GRS) to make grievance redressal more effective and efficient for the public. The Cabinet Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, …
Infographics – National Social Security Strategy: Core Life Cycle ProgrammesInfographics – National Social Security Strategy: Core Life Cycle Programmes জাতীয় সামাজিক নিরাপত্তা কৌশল
National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) Brief (English and Bengali)Click here to view the document
জাতীয় সামাজিক নিরাপত্তা কৌশল: বাংলাদেশবাংলাদেশ সরকার দেশের দারিদ্র্য ও বৈষম্য হ্রাসে এবং জনসাধারণের জীবনমানের উন্নয়নে দৃঢ় অঙ্গীকারবদ্ধ। সরকারের এ অঙ্গীকার বিধৃত হয়েছে রূপকল্প ২০২১, প্রেক্ষিত পরিকল্পনা (২০১০-২০২১) এবং ষষ্ঠ পঞ্চবার্ষিক পরিকল্পনা (২০১১-২০১৫) দলিলে। এ প্রতিশ্রুতির অভীষ্ট লক্ষ্য হলো দারিদ্র্য হ্রাসে ইতোমধ্যে অর্জিত অগ্রগতিকে ভিত্তি করে এগিয়ে যাওয়ার পাশাপাশি দারিদ্র্যের প্রকৃত কারণ উদ্ঘাটন ও তার …
National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of BangladeshThe Government of Bangladesh is strongly committed to reducing poverty, improving human development and reducing inequality. This commitment is reflected in Vision 2021, the Perspective Plan 2010-2021 and in the Sixth Five Year Plan FY11-FY15. The Government seeks to build on past progress with poverty reduction and further deepen this …
Social Protection in Bangladesh Building Effective Social Safety Nets and Ladders out of PovertyPublished in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh Bangladesh has been ahead of the curve in responding to the challenges of risk, vulnerability and social protection. Having laid a robust foundation of safety net programs, the quest is now for a national social protection strategy that effectively …