An assessment report on the coverage of basic social services in Bangladesh
The approach taken to collect the data for this report on the effective coverage of basic social services is an innovation in itself
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The assessment report on the coverage of basic social services in the areas of health, education, nutrition, child protection, HIV/AIDS awareness, improved drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Bangladesh. This report represents an important contribution to knowledge; having the potential to achieve twin objectives, in line with the equity approach that is being proposed in the Sustainable Development Goals. First, it represents a shift of paradigm, in which the performance of social services is not measured by the amount of services that are reaching the community, but rather by the capacity/willingness of communities in availing the services that are being delivered. Second, initiating policy dialogue helping to reform and refocus relevant policies and programs, towards a more equitable access and utilization of basic social services in Bangladesh.