Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with roughly 150 million people living on land 60 percent smaller than Japan and 30 percent of the population living in poverty. Vulnerable to natural disasters such as cyclones, floods and earthquakes, Bangladesh is also susceptible to the effects of climate change. In the 2000s, the country had firm economic growth averaging six percent each year, and attention has been drawn to the country as both a destination for investment and as a market because of its scale of population, and ample, inexpensive labor force. To assist the government of Bangladesh in attaining its objective of becoming a middle-income country by 2021, JICA has provided assistance to achieve sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation. To assist with economic growth, JICA continues to provide cooperation in building transportation, electric power and other infrastructure, and is also assisting in stimulating the private sector. To overcome the vulnerabilities of society, JICA is providing assistance in areas such as basic education, health care, rural development, governance and disaster management.
|January 29, 2015||Opening Ceremony of Training Program for National Integrity Strategy Support Project and PA <Practical Action>|
|January 21, 2015||JICA Volunteer support continues in Primary Training Institutes and JICA Bangladesh launched the website "Bangland" as a tool to connect social entrepreneurs of Japan and Bangladesh|
|January 16, 2015||Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Investment and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Limited on Cooperation in Promoting Foreign Direct Investment|
|January 6, 2015||Seminar on "Promotion of Light Engineering Industries through Import Substitute Spare Parts Manufacturing" and "Matchmaking" Event and International KAIZEN Convention on Improving Public Services through Total Quality Management (TQM)|
|December 22, 2014||The Initiative of BIG-B (The Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt)|