Updates: Bangladesh receives UN recommendation for graduation from LDC status after fulfilling the LDC graduation criteria for the second consecutive time.

Sustainable Graduation

Under the visionary leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in various socio-economic parameters in recent years. In line with that progress…

Support To Sustainable
Graduation Project

Meeting the graduation criteria is certainly one of the biggest milestones in our development journey. Graduation will bring a new development paradigm and opportunities. Therefore, to make this achievement sustainable….



Timely Reforms Essential for Creating a Business Friendly Environment- Principal Secretary

Dhaka, 31 January 2024: Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. M. Tofazzel Hossain Miah has said that timely […]

Policy Reforms and Coordination Crucial for Desired Growth in Private Investment– Principal Secretary

Dhaka, 12 December 2023: Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. M. Tofazzel Hossain Miah has called for carrying […]

Expedite the Roll Out of ‘National Single Window’ for Reducing Time and Cost of Doing Business

Chittagong, 04 November 2023: Speakers at a workshop in Chittagong has called for speedy roll out of National Single Window […]


Timely reforms essential to create business friendly environment: Principal secretary
ইআরডির কর্মশালায় বক্তারা: বেসরকারি বিনিয়োগ বাড়াতে প্রয়োজন নীতি সংস্কার
Expedite roll out of National Single Window to cut cost of doing business


Latest Resources

Workshop on Trade Facilitation for Improving the Competitiveness: Challenges and Way Forward
Workshop on Potentials and Challenges of Leather Sector in Bangladesh: Points to Ponder
Seminar on Logistics Sector of Bangladesh: Challenges and Way Forward

 Capturing Photo & Video of SSGP 

Photo & Video Gallery

Validation Workshop on Final Draft Study Reports on Market Access, Comparative Advantage and Export Diversification and Upscaling the RMG Sector

31 January 2024

Validation Workshop on the Report of the Study on Expanding Private Investment in the Context of LDC Graduation

12 December 2023

Seminar on ‘Logistics Sector of Bangladesh: Challenges and Way Forward’

14 September 2023

 Answers To Your Questions

Who are LDCs?

Least Developed Countries or LDCs are those countries which are below the threshold of Gross National Income (GNI) per capita, Human assets Index (HAI) and Economic vulnerability index (EVI) set by the United Nations. LDCs are usually low-income countries confronting severe structural impediments to sustainable development.

When the LDC Group was created?

The first group of LDCs was listed by the United Nations in its resolution 2768 (XXVI) of 18 November 1971.

How many LDCs are there?

Currently, there are 46 countries on the list of LDCs.


When Bangladesh was first listed as an LDC?

Bangladesh was first listed as an LDC back in 1975.

What are the criteria for identification of LDCs?

The identification of LDCs is currently based on three criteria:
(a) GNI per capita
(b) Human Assets Index (HAI)
(c) Economic and Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI)