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

Midterm Progress Review on Implementation of the National Social Security Strategy

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 result. It aims to put in place for all deserving Bangladeshis an inclusive system that effectively tackles lifecycle risks.

Research Objectives

  • An assessment of the implementation of different reforms, programme performances, and achievements
  • A review of the NSSS Action Plan and progress made on various tasks specified in it in the process of
    implementing the NSSS and the Gender Policy
  • An analysis of institutional reforms put forth by the NSSS and evaluation of progress made
  • A review of the progress of small programme consolidation proposed by the NSSS
  • An assessment of the extent of integrating issues related to disability in the NSSS

Methodological approaches

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

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