BANGLADESH 6TH FASTEST IN REDUCING POVERTY IN THE WORLD


BANGLADESH 6TH FASTEST IN REDUCING POVERTY IN THE WORLD

BANGLADESH POVERTY RATE HAS DROPPED TO 24.7%

2014_poverty_rate_chart_chad_haiti_nigeria_bangladesh_kenya_indonesia_india_china_brazil_based_on_world_bank_new_2011_ppp_benchmarksParliament Correspondent, bdnews24.com

The government says the poverty rate is declining while the average life expectancy rate is increasing in Bangladesh.

At present the poverty rate is 24.7 percent, according to a 2014 estimate, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told Parliament on Thursday.

The rate was 31.5 percent in 2010, he said citing a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics figure while replying to a question.

Kamal said the average life expectancy in Bangladesh was 70.1 years in 2013, up from 69 years in 2011.

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MAY 30, 2014

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