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
Projects and Initiatives
SWAPNO is a social transfer project for ultra-poor women with a state-of-the-art 'graduation' strategy aims at smoothening the transition from safety net employment to market-driven employment by vocational skills training, job placement and diversified climate change resilient livelihoods options, ensuring market linkages and access to essential public services and by social and economic inclusion for these women. more
The objective of SSIP is to strengthen policy, analytical and technical capacity within key Government agencies in Bangladesh for promoting pro-poor economic-social policy. The project focuses on promoting inclusive and resilient policy regime, and aims to build government capacity for sustainable environmental planning to secure a balanced and equitable society. The MDG monitoring and evaluation component of SISP is a continuation of the previous evaluation program in Bangladesh, and will accelerate its progress towards the MDGs up to and beyond 2015. more
Bangladesh is on the verge of becoming a middle income country by 2021 and in its’ journey to achieve that position, there exists the challenge of addressing 17% of the population who are extremely poor. Social security for citizens is mandated by the Article 15 (d) of the Constitution of Bangladesh as ‘the provision of basic necessities.’ At the 2011 Dhaka Social Protection Conference, the Government of Bangladesh announced the preparation of the first National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) which lays out the journey to lift the extreme poor in Bangladesh 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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- 16 years ago, in 2000, fewer than 700000 people were receiving lifesaving medication for HIV. Today, around 15 million HIV patients worldwide have healthcare and treatment options to prolong their life. Stigma remains the biggest reason for not getting tested and it remains the biggest reason for patients’ denial of healthcare in countries. Purshottam from India found out he was HIV positive in 1998. Doctors then had told him he wouldn’t live longer than 3-4 years. It has been 18 years and he’s still healthy working and being a productive member of society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCpYPScIMyY 19 July AT 01:26 AM
- “My two teenage sons’ education is entirely depending upon our income from goat rearing,” says Abdul Aziz (55), a day laborer from Bepari Para of Bagaichari Upazilla, #Rangamati District, who thanks to the help of United Nations Development Programme in Bangladesh (UNDP) and Danida now makes an impressive income. Two years ago Abdul and his wife Romesha Begum (49), started #goat rearing with 7 goats. Due to the high mortality rate caused by diseases among animals, they could hardly increase the number of goats by one or two annually. In 2015, Abdul enrolled in #Farmer_Field_School (FFS), a special programme that helps farmers in CHT improve their income, initiated through #Agriculture and #Food_Security Project in the CHT Phase II, implemented by UNDP Bangladesh through Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (#CHTDF) and financially supported by Danida. At the time of enrolment Adbul and Romesha had only nine goats. In the #Farmer_Field_School Abdul learned how to improve management of his goat rearing business and when and which vaccines he needs to provide for the animals. Only one year later the family had 24 goats, 18 of them sold to increase household income. We have to agree this is a very impressive result for a hard working family. UNDP and Danida are putting increased efforts to help other farmers in the CHT region reach economic growth by providing them new skills and knowledge through Farmer Field School programme. 19 July AT 01:04 AM
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