USAID has helped Bangladesh reduce maternal and child mortality by more than 60 percent since 1990.
USAID partners with Bangladesh to improve the availability and access to nutritious, domestically produced foods.
USAID has helped decrease stunting by more than 12 percent between 2011 and 2014 across most of the areas where Feed the Future efforts are concentrated in Bangladesh.
Since 2014, USAID has invested in new programs to empower garment workers.
In Bangladesh, where over 60 million people survive on less than $1.25 per day, USAID is arming millions of parents like Monjuara with the skills to break the cycle of poverty.
Bangladesh is a key U.S. strategic partner in South Asia and shares a strong friendship driven by common interests. Yet, with nearly one in three people living in poverty, the country faces immense development challenges and today finds itself at an important crossroads in its democratic evolution. The United States is helping address the underlying factors that threaten Bangladesh’s progress and stability by supporting the country’s continued development.
USAID has partnered with Bangladesh since its 1971 independence and is committed to helping achieve its goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2021–its 50th year of independence.
Last updated: March 20, 2017