The life cycle strategy of NSSS must be properly implemented

We are going through an unprecedented period of crisis worldwide which has currently started to affect Bangladesh severely as well. The crisis in Bangladesh is so intense that we must consider greater social protection measures alongside recovery options. The recovery process must be inclusive as well as eco-friendly because the crisis here is two-fold: the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. There is no alternative to sustainable and inclusive recovery embracing short, medium and long-term measures. In this context, we need to look at the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) 2015 once again. The life cycle strategy under the NSSS is aimed towards creating an inclusive social security system that would effectively tackle poverty and inequality, and take forward human development, employment creation, and economic growth.