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.


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April 15, 2016 The Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth-Belt (BIG-B) Initiative and Chief Representative's Speech
April 14, 2016 Videos and NGO-JICA Japan Desk
April 1, 2016 Contract Signing Ceremony for Depot Land Development Works for Line 6 of Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit and Publications
March 11, 2016 Seminar on "The Role of Private Organizations in Promoting Integrity" and Closing Ceremony of Financial Sector Project for the Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (FSPDSME)
March 4, 2016 Request for Proposal

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