Bangladesh and Germany have already enjoyed friendly and cordial bilateral relationships for more than 40 years. Germany’s development cooperation with Bangladesh is guided by the Millennium Development Goals and based on the Poverty Reduction Strategy of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) as formulated in the Sixth Five Year Plan 2011-15 with the overarching aim of poverty reduction.
In the period since 1980, Bangladesh has made the third-best progress in the Human Development Index (HDI) and is now ranked 146th out of 187 countries. Even though the share of people living below the national poverty line has dropped from 40% to 31.5% since 2005, Bangladesh still faces huge challenges, for instance in regard to the disparities between the regions and certain population groups (e.g. vulnerable women, growing numbers of urban poor, indigenous population groups, people with disabilities).
Germany's continued support to Bangladesh
In the next two years, Germany will provide nearly EUR 200 million for the expansion of renewable energies and for improved electricity grids and other energy efficiency measures for Bangladesh. The support aims to improve the energy sector, adapt to consequences of climate change and the task of improving the social and ecological standards in textile production.
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Deutschland sagt Bangladesch weitere Unterstützung zu