Bangladesh has made substantial progress in reducing poverty, supported by sustained economic growth. Based on the international poverty line of $1.90 per person per day, Bangladesh reduced poverty from 44.2 percent in 1991 to 18.5 percent in 2010, and is projected to decrease to 12.9 percent in 2016.
The country achieved the MDG 1 on halving poverty five years ahead of time, wi...
Bangladesh has cut extreme poverty in half and achieved lower middle-income status, and also shown great generosity in providing shelter to the displaced Rohingya population. This publication provides a glimpse of the World Bank projects in Bangladesh.