Bangladesh and ADB
In the Spotlight
Bangladesh is reforming its secondary education sector by focusing on teacher training, improving student's learning output, and promoting a positive classroom environment.
From 2014 to 2018, the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation program will focus on five priority areas in improving trade facilitation efficiency: customs modernization and harmonization; standards and conformity assessment strengthening; cross-border facilities improvement; through transport facilitation; and institution and capacity building. Download the document.
New teaching methods, increased student participation, and reward schemes for parents are helping Bangladesh modernize its vast primary education sector.
Bangladesh has succeeded in achieving a steady reduction of poverty incidence, with the population living below the national poverty line steadily falling over the past 2 decades. The country is now on track to achieve most of the Millennium Development Goals.
Under the country partnership strategy for 2011-2015, ADB supports the efforts of the government to make growth more inclusive and greener by improving connectivity, promoting skills, improving financial markets, boosting energy efficiency and access, promoting public-private partnerships, making cities more livable, improving the management of water resources, and reducing flood risk.
153.60(2013) Population in millions
1.5%(2008-2013) Average annual population growth rate
31.5%(2010) Population living below the national poverty line