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Stress on equitable access to stimulus package for marginalised people

| Updated: August 08, 2020 09:36:24

Stress on equitable access to stimulus package for marginalised people

The marginalised and vulnerable people of the country are still in "dire need of policy support" amid the ongoing pandemic although the government has announced a number of stimulus incentives, said experts.

It is critical to ensure equitable access to these stimulus incentives for the marginalised population in Bangladesh, they added.

These views were shared at the general meeting of the Citizen's Platform for SDGs Bangladesh.

Around 80 partner organisations, from all over the country, working with the marginalised groups participated at the event, as per a UNB report.

They shared the challenges facing by the marginalised groups all over the country while working at the field level.

The meeting was held virtually on Thursday with Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Convenor, Citizen's Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), in the chair.

Taking note of the ground realities, the Platform along with its 115 partner organisations will now work under a new research and outreach initiative on strengthening citizens' engagement in delivering SDGs in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meetings was attended, among others, by core group members of the Platform Shaheen Anam, executive director, Manusher Jonno Foundation; Dr Mushtaque Chowdhury, former vice chairperson, BRAC; Asif Ibrahim, vice-chairman; New Age Group and Industries; Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB); Syed Nasim Manzur, managing director, Apex Footwear Limited and Prof Mustafizur Rahman, distinguished Fellow, CPD.


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