Statistics over the last three decades are showing just how much Bangladesh has progressed economically – with 24 million people lifted out of poverty! – as well as on the human development front.
Over the years, access to basic social services – like pregnancy and childbirth care, family planning, and women’s education – has greatly improved in Bangladesh. Human development-friendly policies have also been implemented, and the income per capita has increased seven-fold between 1991 and 2019, with the National Social Security Strategy addressing major issues such as poverty, vulnerability, and marginalization.
Life expectancy in the country has risen to 73 years, the under-five mortality rate per 1,000 births has shot down, and school dropout rates went from 50% in 2005 to less than 18% in 2019. Every category – from underweight children incidents to adult literacy to net primary enrollment – prove to have improved over the last three decades.