Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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

Implementation of National Social Security Strategy (NSSS)

Record Notes of Sreemangal Workshop

The workshop on Implementation of National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) was organized on 30 September to 1 October 2022 at Sreemangal, Moulvibazar. The Cabinet Division with assistance from the Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme UNDP Bangladesh with the support from DFAT Australia organized the workshop where the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Khandker Anwarul Islam was the Chief Guest. The workshop was also anchored by the presence of the Senior Secretary, ICT Division, Secretary, SID, Secretary, MoDMR and Member ( Secretary), GED and other Secretaires of the ministries and division. 

The consultation workshops with the social protection implementing and coordinating ministries and division was a key to strengthen inter-ministerial coordination and better comprehension of the Implementation of National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) phase 2 (2021-2026). This workshop also plays a key role in creating the footprint in developing consensus on social protection reforms and kick off of preparing the NSSS 2026+.

The event  also participated by the senior official of the  Ministry of Women and Children Affairs; Ministry of Labour and Employment;, Ministry of Climate Change; Secretary, Ministry of Food; Secretary, Financial Institutions Division; Secretary, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Faculties of University of Dhaka, and focal points of the 39 Ministries/divisions including officials of SDGs Coordinator Office, Cabinet Division, others will actively take part in the consultative workshops and provide necessary guidance.  The high officials of UNDP and DFAT of Government of Australia, WFP, ILO, UNICEF and other development partners attended in this workshop as observance.

The Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme is the flagship policy programme of the Cabinet Division that has been working with the Government support to reconfigure the current social protection system as guided in the NSSS. The programme supports the Government in two areas in the light of NSSS: better governance of social protection; and the strengthening of social protection systems. The SSPS Programme provided the necessary technical support for successfully organizing this consultative workshop.


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