Shiree’s ongoing experience from its Change Monitoring System (CMS) and operational support has identified that partner NGOs are reporting low access to social protection and safety net mechanisms like VGD, Widows Allowance, or Old Age Allowance. Some findings have even shown that some BHHs have had safety net entitlements removed since participation in the shiree intervention.
Given that these social security mechanisms have proved to be crucial in aiding the survival and graduation of some beneficiaries (particularly elderly, disabled and widowed beneficiaries), shiree is aware of the importance of not only maintaining, but increasing access of these beneficiary groups of government entitlements. NGOs across the board have requested support from shiree in guiding interaction with local government institutions (LGIs) to achieve this, so this ‘Advocacy-in-a-box’ Guidance Note provides a step-by-step guide to achieving impact in this area.
Shiree. Guidance Note: Promoting Social Protection for the Extreme Poor. Shiree, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011) 22 pp.