Development Planning in Bangladesh: 7th Five Year Plan and SDG Implementation


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Growth with equity and social justice remains the overarching goal of our development strategy . Pursue inclusive growth strategy: specifically, the aim is to reduce poverty and income inequality by ensuring access of the poor to economic resources and employment; Reducing regional imbalance in development; Raising economic participation of Women and Youth as well as Disadvantaged.

History of Development Planning in Bangladesh
First Five Year Plan was adopted in 1973 (1973-78);
After independence, Bangladesh followed socialist type economy and all industries were nationalized;
Gradually private sector participation in industry was allowed.

  • Publication date : 1st June, 2016
  • Publisher: General Economics Division Planning Commission Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Author(s): Shamsul Alam
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