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

Social Protection Strategies to Address Social and Gender Based Exclusion, Including Disability, High Risk Groups and Minority Groups in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has made good progress in achieving growth but even with higher growth, better jobs and better access to essential services, a part of the under-privileged population will likely be left out. These under-privileged people include a number of socially excluded and marginalized people who, for various reasons, fail to enjoy the benefit of economic growth. They are excluded socially since these individuals or groups are unable to participate fully in their society.

Objective: To understand the challenges of socially excluded individuals or groups. Review of existing programmes to establish better targeting with a view to ensuring that all under-privileged groups are given priority in the distribution of benefits. Particular attention should be given to strengthening the underlying institutions.

Methodology: Poverty and econometric analysis is done using Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) 2010 data. HIES 2010 data is complemented by various studies and reports.

Related Publications

Report on International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Seminar 2023

View Document Disability Alliance on SDGs Bangladesh, United Nations Development...

Listening to the Stories of Persons with Disabilities

View Document This report on the Workshop on Social Protection:...

Workshop on Social Protection: Persons with Disabilities – Lives and Programming held on 21 March 2022

In a tripartite collaboration,  Social Security Policy Support (SSPS)...