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Development and Progress Description


In the last ten years, Bangladesh has seen remarkable progress in almost all major economic, social and human development indicators. This has been coupled with major infrastructural undertakings, massive digitization, efforts to protect the environment, build resilience to natural disasters and climate change and ensure food security for the people. In this publication, we look at these successes. We look back at the progress made between 2009 and 2018, the ‘Decade of Development’.
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Social Security in Bangladesh


The current government has succeeded in creating an umbrella of safety net that has to a large extentsolved the problem of extreme poverty and vulnerability of a section of the population. In the last decade, allocations for social security has been increasing along with rise of the number of beneficiaries. About 6.7 million people received different kinds of allowance during the fiscal year 2017-18. This publication explores government’s safety net programmes that have contributed in the attainment of the long-term vision for inclusive growth.
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Bangladesh Peace and Security


In The recent years Bangladesh’s commitment to combating extremism and terrorism has received glowing appraisal at both home and abroad. The country has ceased being a safe haven for national and transnational terrorists. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has also joined in the global efforts to maintain peace and security in the conflict-ridden parts of the world through being one of the highest contributors of troops to various United Nations Peacekeeping missions.
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Bangladesh Towards Better Healthcare


The Government of Bangladesh played a key role in policy and strategy development and implementation of health and nutrition interventions during the last decade. Bangladesh’s health and nutrition success was achieved in spite of an array of challenges. Bangladesh’s healthcare system has also successfully addressed the first generation of poverty-linked infections, and nutrition and maternity related diseases.
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Bangladesh: Quality Education for All


In the last decade, Bangladesh has taken great strides in terms of human development particularly in the education sector. The government has expanded access and opportunities at the primary, secondary and tertiary level of education during this period. The country now boasts of one of the largest education system in the world catering to over 35 million students. Formative changes have taken place in the sector during the successive tenures of Awami League government.
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Bangladesh on the International Stage


From sheltering over a million forcibly displaced Rohingyas to playing a key role in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism, Bangladesh has played a key role on the international stage in the last decade. This publication looks at Bangladesh’s landmark diplomatic breakthroughs, role on the international stage and accolades as an active member of the international community from the last ten years.
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Leading in women Empowerment-Bangla Version


Bangladesh has successfully promoted women in socioeconomic and political spheres and reduced gender gap under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The World Economic Forum, in their latest report, ranked Bangladesh first in gender equality among all the South-Asian nations. This publication written in Bengali looks in to her government’s efforts to ensure women’s development through participation in socioeconomic activities and remove various impediments to their empowerment.
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Bangladesh: Peace and Security


In The recent years Bangladesh’s commitment to combating extremism and terrorism has received glowing appraisal at both home and abroad. The country has ceased being a safe haven for national and transnational terrorists. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has also joined in the global efforts to maintain peace and security in the conflict-ridden parts of the world through being one of the highest contributors of troops to various United Nations Peacekeeping missions.
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Rohingyas in Bangladesh: The Crisis In Numbers


Bangladesh is now a host to one of the largest groups of displaced people in the world – the Rohingyas. While the Rohingyas have traditionally sought refuge in Bangladesh whenever they have encountered persecution in Myanmar, since August 2017, that number has exploded. In the last 9 months, 692,984 Rohingyas have taken refuge in the costal district of Cox’s Bazaar. This publication covers the steps taken for the safety and wellbeing of the displaced Rohingyas and the challenges ahead for their repatriation.
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Building Bangladesh’s Digital Future


Bangladesh witnessed a strong surge of growth in most of the development indices-spanning from the economy to human and social development during the last nine years. Every year now sees new records in remittance earnings, foreign exchange reserves, export earnings and foreign direct investment. This publication covers some of the key achievements of the ICT sector and the steps being taken by the government for continued growth.
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Power and Infrastructure


Bangladesh earmarked on a host of mega infrastructural projects to transform the future of the country and to change the course of national progress. To this end, a good number of projects have been put under the Fast-Track scheme, resulting in full swing progress being accomplished. This publication covers the major initiatives and flagship projects under the power and transport sector along with the greatest successes and challenges.
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Social Security in Bangladesh


This publication explores government’s safety net policy and programs that have to a large extent solved the problem of poverty and vulnerability of a section of the population. In the last 8 years, allocation for social protection, both in terms of coverage and amount, has been increased manifold by the government. Government is planning to bring 10 million people under various life-cycle based programs in FY 18-19. The future of safety net looks brighter than ever before.
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Leading in Women Empowerment


Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in empowering women under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; the country is regarded as an example for the empowerment of women in the world. This publication looks in to her government’s efforts to ensure women’s development through participation in socioeconomic activities and remove various impediments to their empowerment.
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Bangladesh Youth Development


This publication explores the policy measures, plans, programmes and successes of the government targeting general and specific needs and development challenges of the large youth force of the nation. It focuses on some of the core areas like Education and Skill, Science and Technology, Sports and Culture and looks at the initiatives taken by the government in last few years.
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Bangladesh in 2016-17 Progress and Development


This publications looks at the state of progress and development in some of key sectors of Bangladesh as it stands at the end of the 2016-17 financial year.
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Bangladesh Inclusive and Quality Education

Bangladesh has witnessed tremendous progress over the past decade in all forms of education, particularly in girls’ education. This publication looks at the efforts and successes. In this publication, we look at the initiatives and major achievements for ensuring inclusive and quality education for all.
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Bangladesh Peace and Security

This publications looks at the state of progress and development in some of key sectors of Bangladesh as it stands at the end of the 2016-17 financial year.
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Bangladesh Leading in Women Empowerment

The Bangladesh government, considers women’s engagement in political and economic activities as one of the main drivers of transformation.This publication covers the Bangladesh’s progress in women empowerment across the years and the initiatives taken by the government in this sector.
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Bangladesh Health Progress

Bangladesh has witnessed drastic improvements in its health and nutrition scenario since its independence in 1971. This publication highlights the key successes and the policy and strategy development and implementation of health and nutrition interventions taken by the government.
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Bangladesh Development Journey | A Comparative Update

The publication looks at the development progress of Bangladesh from 2009 to 2016 and gives a comparative analysis of the development works during 2001-2006.
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Sheikh Rassell Digital Labs (SRDL) Report

SRDL Report
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Bangladesh’s Digital Revolution

This publication looks at the journey of ‘Digital Bangladesh’ till date, especially in terms of its impact in enabling the people to empower themselves and turn around their fates.
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Bangladesh – A Vibrant Economy

This publication covers Bangladesh’s successes and continued development in the path of economic prosperity in the 2016-17 financial year. It also covers investment prospects of the country as well as the potential to be a central connectivity hub in South Asia.The publication was prepared targeting the Honorable Prime Minister’s visit to India in April 2017
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India-Bangladesh Relations

This publication appearance at some of the numerous developments in Bangladesh-India relations, which have helped to remodel the bilateral ties underneath the successive Awami League governments led by its leader Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, particularly within the last eight years, from that of neighbors to close partners.
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Bangladesh on the International Stage 2016

A look at Bangladesh’s successes and high points on the international stage in 2016. Focus of the publication is on landmark diplomacy, high-level visits and events, active international profile, awards and recognition from the previous year.
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Bangladesh Security Bulletin Issue 1

A useful compilation of Bangladesh’s security updates from September to December 2016. This is a regular quarterly initiative of CRI to highlighting especially the country’s fight against terrorism, violent extremism and extremism.
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Water Resource and Climate Change

This publication covers the Bangladesh’s major successes in climate and water management, the national strategies and activities for water resource management and climate change as well as the emerging challenges ahead.
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Water and Sanitation

Sanitation coverage has an important role in Bangladesh’s track record of success in health and development. There is a long history of coordinated, committed action from government, civil society, local government, and citizens themselves.
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Bangladesh, Promoting Safe Migration

This publication focuses on present governing process and policies of current government for safe, orderly and regular migration.

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Education for All

This publication looks at the recent and efforts and successes in Bangladesh’s quest to ensure education for all.

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Bangladesh: Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism

This publication looks at the recent efforts and successes that Bangladesh has witnessed in countering and preventing terrorism and violent extremism.

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Bangladesh: An Economic Tiger

This publication looks at how Bangladesh has continued in its path of economic prosperity in the 2015-16 financial year.

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Joy Bangla Of Youth

This publication seeks to give an overview about Young Bangla’s works and achievements and to portray the power and spirit of country’s change-makers. Focus is laid out on the untold tales of struggles and successes of our Joy Bangla Youth Award winners and their promises towards uplifting the future of the country.

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Bangladesh in 2015: Progress and Development

This publication, the second of its kind from the Centre for Research and Information (CRI), looks at the principal developments which have taken place in Bangladesh in 2015, signifying its progress and march ahead in economic, social and human development indicators.

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Bangladesh on The International Stage 2015

A look at Bangladesh’s successes and high points on the international stage in 2015. Focus of the publication is on landmark diplomacy, high profile events, active international profile, awards and recognition from the previous year.

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Bangladesh Combating Terrorism Ensuring Peace

In this report, we will be looking at the commitment and results demonstrated by the current government in Bangladesh in terms of playing a crucial role in maintaining peace and security in the world and being at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

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Bangladesh Education for All

Since coming to power in 2009, the Awami League government in Bangladesh led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina earmarked education as a priority sector to fulfill its visions to transform the country into a knowledge based one. As a result,
Bangladesh has witnessed tremendous progress over the last six years or so in all forms of education, in particular girls’ education. The country has already received several awards and recognition from various international and national quarters for the successes in this regard. In this publication, we look at what has been done for education over the last six years under the incumbent government and the outcomes such initiatives has achieved.

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Bangladesh Empowering Women

Since assuming office in 2009, the Awami League government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has initiated various programmes and projects for the development of women. Women’s development and empowerment form a crucial aspect of the government’s overall vision. The Sixth Five Year Plan (2011-2015) of the Bangladesh government, considers women’s engagement in political and economic activities as a cross-cutting issue and one of the main drivers of transformation.
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Facing the MDG Challenge-The Bangladesh Story

Since 2009, under the Awami League government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has achieved enviable progress in achieving the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Bangladesh on the International Stage in 2014

This special publication looks at Bangladesh’s successes on the international stage designed and implemented by the government.

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Number of pages: 24
Publication date: December 31, 2014
Languages: English


Bangladesh in 2014: Progress and Development

In the year 2014 Bangladesh has demonstrated impressive progress in terms of national economic growth, poverty reduction, and coherent development in almost every areas. This publication is an endeavor to portray where Bangladesh stands today and to make acquainted people with the positive Bangladesh.
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Number of pages: 18
Publication date: December 31, 2014
Languages: English




Bangladesh Development Updates on Inclusive & Sustainable Development

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Number of pages: 20
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English



Bangladesh Development Updates on MDG Achievements

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Number of pages: 08
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English



Bangladesh Development Updates on Autism Awareness

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Number of pages: 08
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English


Bangladesh Economy: Strong Promise of Growth & Resilience

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Number of pages: 8
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English


Strategic Trade Partnership With Europe

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Number of pages: 8
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English



Growth, Power & Green Energy

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Number of pages: 8
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English



Commitment to Peace and Security

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Number of pages: 8
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English



Building Digital Bangladesh

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Number of pages: 8
Publication date: October, 2014
Languages: English


7th March and Bangabandhu

This special e-publication has been articulated to present the 33 selected paintings from amongst the hundred young painters, who participated in the program of CRI and Bangabandhu Memorial Trust on March 7, 2014.
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Number of pages: 34
Publication date: May 15, 2014
Languages: English-Bangla


Bangla in the age of Info-Tech Revolution

The young generation has made possible a new era of information – technology for the Bangla language. A large part of their innovations are designed in Bangla language and for the Bangla language. Therefore, our e-publication, ‘Akash Jale Bhasha Projukti (Mother Language and Info-Tech)’ has been articulated to address these initiatives before the nation with a view to accelerating the dream for Digital Bangladesh.
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Number of pages: 38
Publication date: April 14, 2014
Languages: English-Bangla