Maintains research in Bangladesh is informing the development of shock-responsive social protection systems. There is consistent evidence from Bangladesh of the tight and mutually reinforcing nexus between poverty, vulnerability, and exposure to shocks.
The country is susceptible to a range of hazards and shocks which hit poor people hardest, as they have uncertain and insecure livelihoods, fewer resources, and often live in the most exposed and vulnerable areas.
Well-designed social protection systems are proven to support vulnerable people during crises, but currently only 32% of vulnerable households in Bangladesh have access to such systems. To help build the resilience of poorer households before and after shocks, the Government of Bangladesh is committed to expanding social protection coverage.
Download the Maintains in Bangladesh PDF to read an overview of our work there.
For this research, Maintains is working directly with the Government of Bangladesh, DFID, and other development partners to evolve and adapt existing programmes and systems, as well as encouraging innovative approaches to both the programming and financing that underpin current social protection approaches.