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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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Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

2015 - 2020, Source


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

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



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Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 1
Nathan Associates 3
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 8
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 4
DAI Europe 10
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 12
Centre for Economic Policy Research 1
HM Revenue and Customs 1
University of Exeter 1
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 5
Oxford Policy Management 3
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research 5
Save the Children UK 6
Manusher Jonno Foundation 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 1
Aktis Strategy Ltd 1
Disasters Emergency Committee 1
British Red Cross 1
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 6
Christian Aid 2
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 2
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 4
World Food Programme (WFP) 2
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 4
Institute of Development Studies 3
British Council 2
London School of Economics and Political Science 3
University of Birmingham 1

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