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Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)

Bangladesh is one of South Asia's poorest countries, but it has sustained positive and accelerating growth for thirty years and made good progress in human development. Over the past three decades, per capita gross national income (GNI) grew at a compound rate of 4.9 percent a year, from an average of $25 in the 1980s to $913 by 2013. While growth in GNI in the 1980s and 1990s came almost entirely from growth in gross domestic product (GDP), remittances from workers abroad have emerged in the past decade as a significant source of income. GDP growth increased from 3.7 percent in the 1980s to 4.8 percent in the 1990s and to 5.8 percent in 2000s. Macroeconomic stability, deregulation, financial sector development, and greater integration with the world economy have been key factors explaining these successes. For most social indicators, Bangladesh compares favorably with countries with similar income levels as a result of its achievements in increasing literacy, school enrollments, and life expectancy, and in lowering fertility and child mortality rates.

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  • Document Date

    2014/03/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    86807

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Bangladesh,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2014/04/23

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Bangladesh - Country snapshot

  • Keywords

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Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/509101468003614590/Bangladesh-Country-snapshot