Bangladesh Blog

A Brief Introduction

Bangladesh is a small country--comparable in size to the state of Iowa--nestled between the countries of India and Myanmar.  From the time the country gained independence from Pakistan in 1971, Bangladesh has struggled to develop amidst obstacles such as widespread governmental corruption, extremely high levels of poverty, and the highest population density in the world.  Currently, only 46% of the population is literate--a term evaluated by the ability of the individual to write his or her own name.  In addition, water availability is scarce, infrastructure is weak, and job creation is low