Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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

Mid-term Evaluation of Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

The Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) project is a major programme for the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with financial assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) fund of the Australian Government. The overarching goal of the SSPS project is to build an inclusive social security system that effectively addresses poverty and inequality, promotes human development, employment, and economic growth, and enhances stability and resilience in Bangladesh. Throughout the process of the formulation of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) 2015 and its implementation, the SSPS project has been playing a key role, becoming a flagship institutional support mechanism for the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED) of the Planning Commission. The ongoing phase of DFAT support to the SSPS programme is designed for a period of five years in two phases: the first phase from 2021 to 2022, and the latter phase scheduled to continue until December 2025. This evaluation, commissioned by UNDP, provides an assessment of the performance of the project delivery against its planned outputs and results since July 2021.

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