Poverty in Bangladesh

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Introduction :Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries with 150 million people, 26% of whom live below the national poverty line of US $2 per day.In addition, child malnutrition rates are currently at 48%, in condition that is tied to the low social status of women in Bangladeshi society.A small country in the South Asia, tucked between India and the Bay of Bengal, of the Indian Ocean. Stricken by poverty, overpopulation, and malnutrition many people in this country are destitute.

Economy:

While Bangladesh suffers from many problems such as poor infrastructure, political instability, corruption, and insufficient power supplies, the country's economy has grown 5-6% per year since 1996. However, Bangladesh still remains a poor, overpopulated, and inefficiently-governed nation with about 45% of the Bangladeshis being employed in the agriculture sector.

Rural and urban poverty:

The World Bank announced in June 2013 that Bangladesh had reduced the number of people living in poverty from 63 million in 2000 to 46 million in 2010, despite a total population that had grown to approximately 150 million. This means that Bangladesh will reach its first United Nations-established Millennium Development Goal, that of poverty reduction, two years ahead of the 2015 deadline. Bangladesh is also making progress in reducing its poverty rate to 26 percent of the population.[4]

Since the 1990s, there has been a declining trend of poverty by 1 percent each year, with the help of international assistance.[citation needed] According to the 2010 household survey by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 17.6 percent of the population were found to be under the poverty line.[citation needed]

The population in Bangladesh is predominantly rural, with almost 80 percent of the population living in rural areas.[5] Many people live in remote areas that lack…...

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