AusAid-Bangladesh Partnership

Street children receive education and learn to do arts and crafts in Bangladesh. The Australian Agency for International Development Agency's work in the country focuses on education, health, social protection, climate change and disaster risk reduction. Photo by: Melanie Ko / CC BY

Bangladesh is believed to be well on its way toward becoming a middle-income country. But while its economy is performing relatively well, equal distribution of wealth has yet to be achieved.

More than 43 percent of Bangladesh’s population lives below $1.25 per day, and the government estimates at least 26 million of its extremely poor citizens have failed to attain the most basic daily requirements. Creating a socially inclusive environment remains central to achieving development goals in Bangladesh.

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