About SSPS

Bangladesh has over the years built a good foundation for social security as a core strategy to deal with the triple problem of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization. However, unplanned growth of the social safety net portfolio has caused fragmented implementation, with more than 140 programmes under 23 Ministries. The Government of Bangladesh embarked upon the formulation of a comprehensive National Social Security Strategy to coordinate and consolidate the existing programmes to achieve better efficiency and results. The strategy was approved by the Cabinet in 2015.

SSPS, with TA from DFID/UNDP, now supports the Government to roll out the National Social Security Strategy through the Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme in partnership with the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission.

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Social Security in FY 2016-17
Budget US$ 1,767 Million
2.3% of GDP (14.7% of Budget)
136 Social Security Programmes
23 Ministries / Divisions
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Major Social Security Programmes in 2016-17 (% of Budget)
Pension for Retired Government Employees and their Families
Honorarium for Freedom Fighters
Old Age Allowance
Employment Generation Programme for the Poor
Food For Work (FFW)
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