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Country Profile – Bangladesh

Country Profile – Bangladesh

Bangladesh is located Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Myanmar and India.

The country’s demographic profile is very young, with a median age of years. With a vast majority of the urban population of migrants, who mostly live in poor settlements, urbanization will continue to pose a challenge in Bangladesh’s development.

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries.

The economic growth has been strong but relatively uneven across the country. It is a lower middle-income country with a per capita GDP of US $􂀀 (2014); it aspires to be a middle-income country by 2021.

Recently, the country has succeeded in achieving a steady reduction of poverty incidence, with a steady rise in the number of people moving above the national poverty line.

The country’s economy has experienced significant structural transformation with the US $􂀀 billion-plus export of the ready-made garments (RMG) sector.

Through its Vision 2021 policy, the Government is trying to focus on approaches that address income inequality, an intensive manufacturing sector, investment in human capital for overseas workers, girls and women’s health, education and empowerment, urbanization, social protection systems, environmental sustainability, and good governance.

About this report

A country profile is an instant guide to the political, economic, demographic, industrial, and business environment of a market. The report provides a range of quantitative and qualitative information on a variety of national aspects, including geography, economy, education, demography, labour, political climate, infrastructure, industry, tax, trade, investment, and ease of doing business. Additionally, the report provides a PESTLE analysis of a country's business climate. The country profile can be an effective tool for businesses in their marketing, strategy, and planning exercises when studying the future prospects of an economy.


  • Executive Summary
  • General Overview
    • General Overview - Geography
    • General Overview - Climate
  • Demographic Trends
    • Demographic Trends - Population and its Structure
    • Demographic Trends - Select Indicators
      • Table Demographic Trends-Select Indicators: Bangladesh, 2010-2015
    • Demographic Trends - Working Population
    • Demographic Trends - Labour Market
    • Demographic Trends - Workforce Regulations
  • Political Overview
    • Political Overview - Domestic Scene
    • Political Overview - International Scene
  • Economic Scenario
    • Economic Scenario - The Constituents of the Economy
    • Economic Scenario - Select Indicators
      • Table Economic Scenario-Select Indicators: Bangladesh, 2014-2020
    • Economic Scenario - Money and Banking
    • Economic Scenario - Financial Support for Industry
  • PESTLE Analysis
    • PESTLE Analysis - An Overview
    • PESTLE Analysis - Key Factors
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure - Select Indicators
      • Table Infrastructure-Select Indicators: Bangladesh, 2012-2015
    • Infrastructure - Natural Resources
      • Table Infrastructure-Natural Resources: Bangladesh, 2012-2015
  • Industry
    • Industry - Select Indicators
      • Table Industry-Select Indicators: Bangladesh, 2010-2015
    • Industry - Structure
    • Industry - Shareholder Rights
    • Industry - Supportive Actions and Policies
  • Trade and Investment
    • Trade and Investment Environment
    • Trade and Investment Environment - Trade Agreements
  • Ease of Doing Business
    • Ease of Doing Business - A Snapshot
    • Ease of Doing Business - Setting up Business
    • Ease of Doing Business - Starting a Business and Permits
    • Ease of Doing Business - Electricity, Property and Credit
    • Ease of Doing Business - Investors and Contracts
    • Ease of Doing Business - Taxes and Trading Across Borders
    • Ease of Doing Business - Resolving Insolvency
  • Tax Environment
    • Taxes and Duty Structure - Income tax
    • Taxes and Duty Structure - Property tax, Sales tax, VAT
    • Taxes and Duty Structure - Custom Tariffs

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