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.