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.


Office Information
JICA Bangladesh Office
UDAY TOWER (7th floor), Plot No.57 & 57/A, Gulshan Avenue (south), Circle-1, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

What's New (JICA Bangladesh Office)

October 17, 2014 DUS<Dwip Unnayan Shangstha>, Management Information System of DG Health receives another JICA Volunteer and Visiting South-Western Bangladesh Rural Development Project
September 26, 2014 Launching Seminar of the Strengthening Public Investment Management System Project
September 11, 2014 International Seminar on Seismic Design Retrofitting and Good Practices of Building Construction for Safer Cities
September 10, 2014 Bangladesh Joins ITPEC Family
September 5, 2014 Chief Representative's Speech


More on JICA's Activities in Bangladesh

JICA Bangladesh Office


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