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  • USAID has helped Bangladesh reduce maternal and child mortality by more than 60 percent since 1990.

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  • USAID partners with Bangladesh to improve the availability and access to nutritious, domestically produced foods.

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  • Sisimpur, the Bangladesh version of Sesame Street, is the most popular children’s television show in the country with an estimated 12 million viewers each week.

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  • USAID is harnessing the power of mobile technology to spread health information throughout Bangladesh.

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  • Weathering the Storm: Rice Lifts Bangladesh Village from Saltwater Deluge

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About Bangladesh

With its democratic traditions and active participation in international peacekeeping operations, Bangladesh is a key U.S. strategic partner in South Asia. 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 role as a voice for progress and stability in the region and beyond.

Bangladesh is committed to becoming a middle-income country by 2021, its 50th year of independence. USAID assistance supports this goal by promoting economic opportunity, effective health and education services, food security, democratic institutions and practices, resilience to climate change, and preparedness and response to natural disasters. 


Last updated: October 26, 2016

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Janina Jaruzelski, Mission Director
Madani Avenue
+880 (2) 5566-2000

USAID Contact

George Zarycky, Bangladesh Desk Officer
U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC 
(202) 712-0224