Bangladesh has a strong track record of growth and development, even in times of elevated global uncertainty.  A robust demographic dividend, strong ready-made garment (RMG) exports, resilient remittance inflows, and stable macroeconomic conditions have supported rapid economic growth over the past two decades. 

Bangladesh tells a remarkable story of poverty reduction and development. From being one of the poorest nations at birth in 1971, Bangladesh reached lower-middle income status in 2015. It is on track to graduate from the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDC) list in 2026.

It is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, driven partly by strong domestic demand and numerous domestic middle class. The country has been lauded for its openness to welcoming hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar since 2017. The vast majority of these refugees now reside in sprawling camps in the Cox’s Bazar region in the South.

Source: World Bank 2024

How does Alliance2015 help?

Alliance 2015 partners are active in Cox’s Bazar, targeting the camp-based Rohingya population. The most prescient challenge is partly the result of the rushed nature of camp establishment, necessary due to the sudden onset of the crisis. This has left a legacy of poor planning and chaotic expansion which means residents are highly vulnerable to the volatile climate. Annual monsoons have a devastating impact upon shelters and access to basic services, with highly-negative implications for the health and safety of camp populations.

Alliance2015 members have been recently responding to damages caused by Cyclone Mocha in fall 2023.

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