Poverty In Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has been working to improve its country because it is one of the poorest ones in the world (Islam, 1992). It is one the world’s most densely populated countries with 161 million people. Forty-three percent of the people there still live there and it till has one of the highest prevalence of child malnutrition in the world at 41% (Bangladesh, n.d.)). Foreign aid has been given to the country to try and help get them out of poverty. From the period of 1971 to 2012, Bangladesh received about $56.5 billion in foreign aid (Hossain, 2014). The annual flow ranges from $1.0 billion to $1.5 billion (Quibria, 2010). The United States contributes about 6.29% of the foreign assistance to Bangladesh as bilateral donors (Hossain, 2014). Importing grain started to steadily increase in Bangladesh back in 1950 (Clay, 1978). Prior to independence, a lot of the imported aid went to what was considered…show more content…
There are 27.4 million people that live in these targeted regions and of that 40.5% of them live in poverty and 37.1% of the children of five were suffering from stunting (Feed the Future). In the areas of Bangladesh that Feed the Future has been targeting, they have been fairly effective. Between 2011 and 2014, there has been a 14.4% reduction in childhood stunting. There has also been roughly a 16% decrease in poverty in areas Feed the Future has been working. This was done by helping smallholder farmers learn how to use new technologies and management practices. They are getting close to hitting their goal in 2017 of 32.4% poverty and 30.5% stunting in children under 5 years. The efforts they have put into help farmers and producers to improve the agricultural products resulted in an increase value of sales of $129.57 million (Feed the Future). Bangladesh has also increased the amount of rice they have been exporting because with all the agricultural innovations their rice production

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