Clarissa Cash Plus: Innovative Social Protection in Bangladesh

Social protection, and cash transfers especially, have been found to have many positive impacts on families’ lives and are now widely recognised as a cornerstone of any prosperous, fair society. The CLARISSA Cash Plus intervention is an innovative social protection scheme for tackling social ills, including the worst forms of child labour (WFCL). Combining community mobilisation, case work and cash transfers, it aims to support people in a poor neighbourhood in Dhaka to build their individual, family, and group capacities to meet their needs. An increase in capacities is expected to lead to a corresponding decrease in deprivation and community-identified social issues that negatively affect wellbeing, including WFCL.


Roelen, K.; Howard, N.; Afroze, J.; Aktar, A.; Ton, G. and Huq, L. (2023) CLARISSA Cash Plus: Innovative Social Protection in Bangladesh, CLARISSA Design Note 1, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/CLARISSA.2023.002

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June 30, 2023
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June 2023
Institute of Development Studies
Keetie Roelen, Neil Howard, Jiniya Afroze, Afrin Aktar, Ton, G. & Lopita Huq