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.