bangladesh


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Technical Education
Ministry of Finance (for membership contributions)
Liaison Officer Mr. Muhammad Zahangir Alam
Joint Secretary
Economic Relations Division
Ministry of Finance
Room #20, Block #15
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2016: In-country Program on Industry-Academic Collaboration and Partnership. December 11-15, 2016
2015: (1) In-country Program on Industry-Academic Collaboration and Partnership. December 13-17, 2015
(2) International Conference on TVET for Sustainable Development (in collaboration with the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh. April 30-May 2, 2015).
2014: In-Country Program on Institutional Management of TVET. September 7-11, 2014.
2013: In-country Program on Strategic Planning of TVET Institutions. November 9-13, 2013.
Ambassador H.E. Asad Alam Siam
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Manila, The Philippines
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila 2nd Floor, HERCO Center, 114 Benavidez Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City, The Philippines

Economy

GDP $229.760 billion (2017 est) 46th
GDP Per Capita $1,292 (2017 est.)
Currency Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) = 100 poisha
Major Exports garments, knitwear, agricultural products, frozen food (fish and seafood), jute and jute goods, leather
Major Imports cotton, machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, foodstuffs
Major Industries jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas
Major Export Partners US 13.9%, Germany 12.9%, UK 8.9%, France 5%, Spain 4.7%
Major Import Partners China 22.4%, India 14.1%, Singapore 5.2%
Foreign Exchange Reserves $32.19 billion (2017)
Inflation 6.7%
Population below Poverty Line 12.9% living below $3 a day
Gini Coefficient 32.0 (moderately equal)
Competitiveness Rank 106 (out of 138)
Ease of Doing Business Rank 176 (out of 190)
Employment Rate 95.5% (2013, est.)
Unemployment Rate 4.5% (2013, est.)

Politics

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Type of Government Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Head of State Abdul Hamid (President)
Head of Government Sheikh Hasina (Prime Minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Jatiyo Sangshad (Bangladesh Parliament)

Social Facts

bengali

Time zone UTC +6:00
Human Development Index 0.570 (medium, 142nd out of 180)
Literacy Rate 61.5% (Males: 64.6%; females: 58.5%)
% of people with internet access 14.40% (23,183,372)
Life Expectancy 71.01 years (Males: 69.85, Females: 72.26)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +880
ISO 3166 code BD
Internet TLD .bd