UNDP and Brac sign MoU to work on social protection

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February 20, 2022, 1:45 p.m.

Last modification: February 20, 2022, 6:47 p.m.

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The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and BRAC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the effectiveness of poverty eradication and make efforts more effective in ensuring inclusive growth in Bangladesh through the implementation of effective implementation of the social protection system.

Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh, and Asif Saleh, Executive Director, BRAC, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations at the UNDP office in the capital on Sunday.

Under this partnership, evidence-based policies and programs will be designed and a platform created to further strengthen social protection systems in Bangladesh to ensure that no one is left behind.

In his speech, Sudipto Mukerjee said the partnership will help the government identify and effectively transfer social protection benefits to people living in extreme poverty. He will also pilot and develop holistic livelihood programs in collaboration with different ministries in Bangladesh to ensure access to the social safety net program and help the government achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Asif Saleh said the partnership will help strengthen ongoing efforts and design new joint initiatives for social protection and resilience building as the process of recovering from COVID-related shocks is underway.

Joel C. Hicks