Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

An initiative of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Challenges in implementing social protection programmes

By Dr. Shamsul Alam
Member (Senior Secretary)
General Economics Division
Planning Commission
Government of Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) is designed to tackle challenges in addressing socio-economic vulnerability, as well as mitigate the problems of entrenched poverty and marginalisation through an inclusive, focused and coordinated approach to poverty reduction. The provision of social security is envisaged in Article 15 (d) of our Constitution as citizens’ right. In line of the Constitutional obligations, the Cabinet has approved the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) for the first time in Bangladesh on June 1, 2015, and the NSSS has been launched subsequently by the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission.

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