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.
Going to school was never a real possibility for the children in the village of Alutila, a remote hamlet that houses a smattering of villages inmore
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Working in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh and UN Habitat, UNDP believes that these communities are best placed to identify their main priorities. more
At the Dhaka Social Protection Conference in late 2011, the Government of Bangladesh announced the preparation of a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS). more
The objective of SISP is to strengthen policy and technical capacity within key Government agencies in Bangladesh. The project has a definitive focus on inclusive, pro-poor economic policy, and aims to build Government capacity for sustainable environmental planning to secure a balanced and equitable future. more
Featured PublicationsSocial Safety Nets in Bangladesh Volume 2
Social Safety Nets (SSNs) have emerged as an essential component in the fight
against poverty. Initially focused only on protection goals, they are now
increasingly combining promotional goals.
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- On the occasion of the visiting UK Minister of State for UK Department for International Development, Rt Hon Desmond Swayne, UNDP Country Director, Ms. Pauline Tamesis visited Korail slum in Dhaka on Sunday, 23rd August, 2015, to meet with students of skill development and training courses and with women of the Community Development Committees. UNDP, in partnership with UKaid, is supporting the Korail community through the Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction programme. 24 August AT 04:47 AM
- Tomorrow, 12 August, is International Youth Day! To celebrate Youth Day, UNDP is supporting International Youth Day events tomorrow organised with Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) in Chittagong which includes a youth fair, where young people can learn more about entrepreneurship, a youth debate on employment, inspirational speeches by Begum Mostari Shafi & Poet Biswajit Chowdhury, a dialogue between youth and Chittagong City Corporation Mayor, A J M Nasir Uddin, moderated by Robaet Ferdous, and lastly a performance by Joler Gaan. Chief Guest: Mohammad Abdullah, Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong Special Guest: Pauline Tamesis Special personalities include: Begum Mostari Shafi & Poet Biswajit Chowdhury 11 August AT 12:26 PM
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