Thursday, November 08, 2012

The Economist on Bangladesh

From Out of the basket:
:.... in the past 20 years Bangladesh has made extraordinary improvements in almost every indicator of human welfare. The average Bangladeshi can now expect to live four years longer than the average Indian, though Indians are twice as rich. Girls’ education has soared, and the country has hugely reduced the numbers of early deaths of infants, children and mothers. Some of these changes are among the fastest social improvements ever seen. Remarkably, the country has achieved all this even though economic growth, until recently, has been sluggish and income has risen only modestly.....
Bangladesh shows what happens if you take women seriously as agents of development."
Longer article here, via Duncan Green.

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