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1

What is the life expectancy in Bangladesh?

63.3 years

2

What is the population of Bangladesh?

144.2 million (2005)

3

What are the 3 main problems in Bangladesh?

Widespread indebtedness of poor farmers
Social problems
Position of women

4

In 1970s, what was the emphasis in Bangladesh's development placed on?

Market inventions to try and reduce the costs of food

5

In 1980s, what was the emphasis in Bangladesh's development placed on?

Agriculture development

6

In 1990s, what was the emphasis in Bangladesh's development place on?

Development of small scale infrastructure

7

21st century investment has been based on 4 factors...

Education
Healthcare- has lower child mortality, higher access to drinking water and sanitation and higher contraception use. National health has focused on provision of affordable rural health care
Agricultural development- high yielding variety seeds have spread to 65% of rice cropped areas and irrigation facilities are available to over 40% of the cultivated area
Micro-finance projects- total number of borrowers is about 5 million and 90% are women. The Garmeen Bank is the largest.

8

What does agriculture in rural areas need to develop?

Aid from governments, foreign governments and NGOs