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Bangladesh is a poor and politically fragile country, highly vulnerable to natural disasters and already experiencing the effects of climate change and rapid urbanisation. Good progress has been made on development outcomes; income poverty and maternal deaths have fallen and more girls are in school. Many challenges remain however; 1 in 19 children die before they reach 5 years old and around 120,000 newborns die every year.

Top priorities

  • managing risks to development, including political governance/stability and climate related shocks
  • targeting off-track MDGs and accelerating progress; helping the country keep pace with its expanding population and urban migration
  • supporting Bangladesh to achieve target growth rates through a strengthened investment climate. Increasing access to jobs and developing skills to increase income for the poorest

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Bangladesh
Bangladesh page on GOV.UK website

Read more about Bangladesh


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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


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