Social Safety Nets in Bangladesh Volume 201 Apr 2012
Recent years have seen a perceptible increase in interest in social safety nets
within developing countries. Although many critics have questioned social
safety-nets as something politically expedient, stigmatizing and highly
inadequate to prime concerns of the poor, the necessity of such nets was never really discarded in practice. However, a new urgency is now visible in the
discourse as safety nets and the broader issue of social protection is
increasingly being seen as a mainstream development concern.