Challenges in implementing social protection programmes

Professor Dr. Shamsul Alam

Bangladesh's National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) is designed to tackle challenges in addressing socio-economic vulnerability, as well as mitigate the problems of entrenched poverty and marginalisation through an inclusive, focused and coordinated approach to poverty reduction. The provision of social security is envisaged in Article 15 (d) of our Constitution as citizens' right. In line of the Constitutional obligations, the Cabinet has approved the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) for the first time in Bangladesh on June 1, 2015, and the NSSS has been launched subsequently by the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission.

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By Professor Dr. Shamsul Alam

Member (Senior Secretary)

General Economics Division

Planning Commission

Government of Bangladesh

Published: The Financial Express

25 Apr 2017, 09:24:56 PM