Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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

Promoting gender equality through social protection

Published: The Daily Observer
28 April 2017, 12:00 AM

By Mohammad Shafiul Alam
Cabinet Secretary
Government of Bangladesh

Social protection programmes, designed to respond to the vulnerability of poor people in times of crying need or chronic hardship, can play a strategic role in mobilizing social change. To facilitate this, the Government of Bangladesh has developed a National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) to build a more efficient and effective use of resources, strengthened delivery systems and progress towards a more inclusive form of Social Security that effectively tackles lifecycle risks, prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable members of society.

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