Consolidating a Lifecycle System of Social Protection

At the core of the NSPS’s proposals are initiatives to strengthen the national social protection system so that it focuses more on the causes of poverty, in particular by consolidating the development of a lifecycle social protection system. Such a system is adopted by all countries as their social protection systems evolve and mature and Bangladesh has been moving in this direction for the past two decades. Governments, in effect, are able to direct resources towards the most vulnerable categories of the population, while also supporting the working age population, who are the drivers of national economic growth.
This Section sets out the Government’s proposals for strengthening its social protection support to a) children; b) the working age population, in particular vulnerable mothers; c) the elderly and d) people with disabilities. These categories of the population are the categories prioritized by most mature social protection systems.