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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- BBC's story says that UNDP Bangaldesh's Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction Project has helped more than 800,000 households to join roughly 2,500 community development committees, which are mostly led by women. 166,000 households are now accessing improved water sources while 143,000 households have new toilets. Over 90% of households report being satisfied with these improvements. More than 88,000 extremely poor women have been supported to set up their own businesses through small enterprise grants. 376,000 households now participate in savings and credit groups with more than $5m of savings and $3.7m worth of loans at the end of 2012. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33308274 Yesterday AT 03:25 AM
- We are pleased to share BBC's stories with you which are focused on successful achievements of Millennium Development Goals and UNDP Bangladesh's initiatives to reduce urban poverty. UNDP Bangladesh is grateful to BBC for their relentless efforts to showcase our commitment to poverty reduction and making our works visible to the citizens of the world. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33337787 Yesterday AT 03:01 AM
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