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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

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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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1.86M

Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source

575K

Women and girls using modern methods of family planning through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

1.57M

People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

6.12M

Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

2015 - 2020, Source

984K

People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

Sectors

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

Budget More information about project status

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

£74.5M

2021/2022

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Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
Coffey International Development 4
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 15
Nathan Associates 3
World Food Programme (WFP) 8
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 17
DAI Europe 6
IMC Worldwide 2
Maxwell Stamp PLC 2
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 2
The Asia Foundation 2
British Council 3
Transparency International Bangladesh 4
Oxford Policy Management 4
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 5
Ipas 2
Save the Children UK 8
BRAC 7
British Red Cross 6
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 6
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 6
International Committee of the Red Cross 5
Crown Agents Limited 2
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 7
International Rescue Committee (UK) 2
Saferworld 2
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 10
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 3
Concern Worldwide 3
Christian Aid 2
British Council 1

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