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Mujib Borsho : March 17, 2020 - December 16, 2021
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
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His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Mujib Borsho : March 17, 2020 - December 16, 2021
  • Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​ and the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
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  • His Excellency the Ambassador M Shahidul Islam paying homage to the Father of the Nation
  • Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met with US President Gerald R. Ford on October 1, 1974 at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC
  • National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
  • Language Martyrs’ Monument (Shaheed Minar), Dhaka
  • National Parliament Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), Dhaka
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh

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Sl. No.

Items

Bangladesh

South Asia (Average)

World
(Average)

01.

Area

1,47,570 sqkm

 

 

02.

Population

165 m

 

 

03.

Density

1200 / sqkm

 

 

04.

Life Expectancy

72.3 years

 

69 years

05.

Infant mortality

28 per thousand

 

30.5 per thousand

06.

Adult Literacy Rate

73% (15-24 years: 92%)

 

86.3%

07.

Young Population

60% of population (90m)

 

 

08.

Total GDP

US$ 300 b (32nd largest economy in PPP terms)

41st largest economy in normal GDP

Total World GDP US$ 90 Trillion

09.

Per Capita Income

US$ 1909 (2018-19)

 

 

10.

GDP Growth

8.10%

 

 

11.

Export

US$ 46 b including services (Goods: US$ 40.5b and services: US$ 4.5b)

(US$6.8b to USA)

 

 

12.

Middle Class

25% of population (32m)

 

 

13.

Population Below Poverty

21.8 % (extreme poverty 11.3%)

 

43% (extreme poverty 13.6%)

14.

Urban Population

30%

 

 

15.

Total FDI in 2018

US$ 4.0 b (US$ 175 m from USA)

 

Global FDI
US$ 1.75 trillion

16.

Inflation

5.8 %

 

 

17.

Foreign Currency Reserve

US$ 32 b (Equivalent to 8 months’ import)

Second highest in South Asia after India

 

18.

Annual Remittance

US$ 16.5 b

Ranks 8th globally

 

19.

Telephone Penetration

150m (90%)

 

 

20.

Internet Users

95 m (65%)

 

 

21.

Electricity Generation

Capacity 21,000 MW (Production 12,000 MW)
Renewable : 300MW

Generation equals demand

 

22.

Contribution of Industries to GDP

34%

 

 

23.

Investment/GDP ratio

31.5% of GDP (Private: 23%)

 

 

24.

National Savings

28% of GDP

 

 

25.

Revenue

11% of GDP

 

 

26.

Budget Deficit

5% of GDP

 

 

27.

Electricity Coverage

90%

 

 

28.

Safe Drinking Water

88%

 

70%

29.

Sanitation

97%

 

68%

30.

Child Mortality rate

24 per 1000

 

Developing countries: 33 per 1000

31

Human Develoment Index

0.606

Increased at a rate of 1.6% per year

Ranks 136 out of 189 countries

32.

Women’s partcipation in workforce

38%

 

Higher than most of South Asian countries

33.

Nation Brands 2018
Prepared by Brand Finance of USA

50th among 100 countries

2nd in South Asia after India

 

34.

Women empowerment/ Global Gender Gap Report by World Economic Forum

48th globally


1st in South Asia

2nd in Asia after Philippines in overall empowerment

5th globally in political empowerment

35.

Economic Freedom Index 2019 as per Heritage Foundation:

121st among 180 countries

Better than most of the South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal etc.

 

36. Total disbursement  of Aid

US$ 6.2 b (FY 2018-19)

2% of GDP

 

ILO Global Wage Report 2018 mentions that Bangladesh’s gender wage gap is the lowest in the world: 2.2% against global average of 21.2%

Bangladesh ranks 5th globally in political empowerment of women, 2nd in Asia in overall empowerment

Bangladesh is the 4th largest producer of rice

Bangladesh is the 5th largest producer of sweet water fish, and the 3rd largest producer of vegetable.

IMF reports that Bangladesh ranks 34th among 74 Emerging Economies regarding inclusive economic growth

ADB report mentions that Bangladesh has the highest GDP growth in the Asia-Pacific Region

HSBC 2018 Report mentions that Bangladesh will be the 26th largest economy and will be among the three fastest economies of the world by 2030.

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