Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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

Cost-Benefit Ratio Study on Effects of Social Protection Cash Transfer

Two important types of social protection schemes in operations in Bangladesh are cash transfer schemes and food assisted schemes. They entail different types of cost to implement. Moreover, their impacts on individual, households, community and country may vary considerably. NSSS (2015) recommended to convert most of the food assisted schemes to cash schemes in a phased manner. Such a move may require better understanding of cost and benefits of these schemes. Accordingly, a Cost Benefit ratio study to determine the value for money or cost effectiveness has conducted for selected cash and food assisted
schemes implemented in Bangladesh.

Research Objectives

  • To examine the value for money of and its impact on expanding programme coverage or increasing transfer size as means of social security protection;
  • To estimate the cost-benefit of cash transfer social security programmes under at least 5 of the largest programmes and 3 of the largest food exchange Program

Methodological approaches

  • Desk research for literature review Using HIED 2016 Data
  • Qualitative methods
  • Empirical approach using micro-econometrics
  • Field survey for gathering first-hand information

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