Bangladesh: Strategies and Requisites for Growth
Over the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved an impressive annual growth rate of around 7 percent, with the GDP soaring from USD 18.14 billion in 1980 to USD 460.2 billion in 2022. The country is set to become the 20th largest economy by 2037. This issue brief maps the country’s economic ascent, which has led to substantial improvements in social indicators, including a rise in life expectancy, a significant reduction in under-five mortality, and strides in education and gender empowerment. It explores Bangladesh’s proactive approach to regional partnerships, particularly with India, and its efforts to diversify global engagements, including collaborations with Japan and Europe. Highlighting Dhaka’s challenges, such as the overreliance on the textile sector, energy crises, and geopolitical complexities affecting economic growth, it emphasizes the need for Bangladesh’s democracy to maintain social harmony, political stability, and gender empowerment to attract foreign investment and sustain economic growth.
ISDP Annual Report 2023
ISDP’s Annual Report for the year 2023. We look back on 2023, a year in which tensions and conflicts captured the strategic space in ISDP’s focus areas, making headlines around […]
India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Will It Get Subsumed by Its Grand Vision?
The recently concluded Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in New Delhi under India’s presidency was, undoubtedly, a crowning moment for India. From providing the G20 with new relevance among the […]
Indo-Pacific Security in 2030-35: Links in the Chain
In recent years, events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war have brought global supply chains squarely under the spotlight. The economic impact of these disruptive events exposed the […]
Kenya and the Indo-Pacific: The Rationale for an “Outlook” and Why Kenya (and East Africa) Matters
This issue brief argues that Kenya should carefully consider promulgating an Indo-Pacific outlook given the seismic shifts in global distributions of power and the resulting great power rivalry. The future […]
China’s BRI Diplomacy: What it Means to India and India’s Rise
Introduction: In the post-COVID-19 world order, particularly, amidst intensifying great power competition and changing regional and global power dynamics, infrastructural advancement has taken on new and expanded significance. However, the […]