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Bangladesh

Summary

Bangladesh is a development success story: economic growth has averaged 6% since 2003 and poverty * Results less than 1 million are rounded to the nearest thousand. Results over 1 million are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand. has halved between 1990 and 2010. Whilst economic growth has led to some development through agricultural productivity, garment exports and remittances, Bangladesh still has 37 million people living in poverty, with 21 million of those living in extreme poverty. Bangladesh is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods and cyclones. Unstable politics and poor governance risk slowing things down, as do social problems like violence against women, early marriage and signs of rising extremism. Since August 2017 more than 688,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh, resulting in a major humanitarian crisis. The UK is committed to working with the government of Bangladesh and the international community to address the immediate and medium-term needs of the Rohingya people and vulnerable host-communities.

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Implementing Partners (Beta) Aktis Strategy Ltd (1) ¦ BRAC (3) ¦ BRAC University (1) ¦ BRAC University (1) ¦ British Council (2) ¦ British Red Cross (4) ¦ CANADEM (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (2) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (1) ¦ DAI Europe (5) ¦ Department for International Development (150) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (4) ¦ Development Pathways (1) ¦ Disasters Emergency Committee (1) ¦ Emirates SkyCargo (1) ¦ Innovations for Poverty Action (2) ¦ INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (3) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (3) ¦ International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (2) ¦ International Committee of the Red Cross (3) ¦ International Foundation for Electoral Systems (1) ¦ International Labour Organization (ILO) (1) ¦ International Organization for Migration (IOM) (1) ¦ International Rescue Committee (UK) (1) ¦ Ipas (1) ¦ Management Sciences For Health, Inc. (1) ¦ Manusher Jonno Foundation (2) ¦ Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (1) ¦ Nathan Associates (2) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (2) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (3) ¦ Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) (2) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ PwC (1) ¦ PwC India (1) ¦ RedR (2) ¦ Saferworld (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (4) ¦ The Asia Foundation (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Transparency International Bangladesh (3) ¦ UK-Med (1) ¦ Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs (UCEP) (2) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (1) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (7) ¦ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (2) ¦ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (8) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (3) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (1) ¦ World Bank, The (2) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (5) ¦

1.17M

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

820K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

530K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

9.9M

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

550K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

1.33M

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£323M

2019/2020