Bangladesh Development
Research Center (BDRC)
“Bangladesh’s high corruption perception index (CPI) does not indicate
that the entire population of Bangladesh is corrupt, rather it indicates the
political and administrative corruption that exists in the country. The
general people of Bangladesh are only the victims of corruption.”
Muzaffar Ahmed, Chairman, Board of Trustees,   
Transparency International Bangladesh
( .
Bangladesh's Ranking and Relative Progress
(Last updated: January 8, 2014)

The BDRC provides information within 5 categories:
Child Development Index (Bangladesh ranked for 1990-94, 95-99, 2000-04, and 2005-2010)
provided by Save the Children UK

Corruption Perceptions Index (Bangladesh is ranked since 2001)
provided by Transparency International  

Doing Business Index (Bangladesh is assessed since 2004, ranked since 2006)
provided by World Bank Group

Economic Freedom Index (Bangladesh is ranked at least since 2000)
provided by Heritage Foundation & Wall Street Journal

Environmental Performance/Sustainability Index (exists for 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012)
provided by Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International
Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University, in collaboration with the World
Economic Forum and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Global Climate Risk Index (CRI)
provided by Germanwatch

Global Competitiveness Index (Ranking started in 2001)
provided by World Economic Forum

Global Hunger Index (Ranking for 2003, and since 2008 every year)
provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Global Peace Index (Ranking started in 2007)
provided by Vision of Humanity

Human Development Index (Bangladesh is ranked at least since 2000)
provided by United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Income [GDP per capita (PPP), Rank in terms of] (Bangladesh is ranked at least since 2000)
provided by United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  

Logistics Performance Index
provided (every two years) by World Bank

Open Budget Index (Bangladesh has been ranked for 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012)
provided by International Budget Partnership

Worldwide Press Freedom Index (Ranking started in 2002)
provided by Reporters sans frontieres
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1) Bangladesh's Ranking and Progress (relative to progress of other countries)
with regards to the following 14 indices/indicators:
(please click:
Bangladesh's Ranking and Progress, pdf )  
4) For Bangladesh's ranking (for which only one year of data is available)
(please click:
Bangladesh's Ranking, pdf):
Economic Vulnerability Index (EcVI)
provided by United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Environmental Performance Index
provided by Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy et al.

Environmental Vulnerability Index (EnVI)
provided by SOPAC, UNEP, et al.

Happy Planet Index
provided by new economics foundation (nef)
Quality-of-life Index
provided by Economist Intelligence Unit        
Disaster Risk Indices:
•        Overall Disaster Risk
•        Disaster Risk for Droughts
•        Disaster Risk for Earthquakes
•        Disaster Risk for Floods
•        Disaster Risk for Tropical Cyclones
provided by
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
5) Additional information and links:

For further information and rankings of Bangladesh specifically with regards to indices and indicators of
UNDP’s Human Development Report, please see:
3) For Bangladesh's record with regards to six governance indicators from
2, provided by the World Bank's Worldwide Governance Indicators
(WGI) research project (i.e.: Voice and Accountability; Political Stability &
Absence of Violence/Terrorism; Government Effectiveness; Regulatory Quality;
Rule of Law; and Control of Corruption)

please click: Worldwide Governance Indicators 1996-2012, pdf
  1. Bangladesh's Ranking and Progress with regards to 14 indices/indicators
  2. Bangladesh's CPIA Scores and Progress
  3. Bangladesh's record with regards to six governance indicators from 1996-2008
  4. Bangladesh's ranking (for which only one year of data is available)
  5. Additional information and links
2) Bangladesh's Scores and Progress in the World Bank's Country Policy
and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)
      CPIA Scores of Bangladesh and the Average IDA Country

Note: Though World Bank has assessed countries eligible for concessional loans from the International
Development Association (IDA) for some decades, CPIA ratings are publicly available only since 2005.
The BDRC has compiled Bangladesh' progress in its CPIA ratings since 2005 and compared it to the
ratings of the average IDA country for each of the 16 indicators of the CPIA.
Note: The BDRC has stopped to calculate Bangladesh's relative progress for the following 3
indices, as the
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has stopped
reporting these indices:
  •        Inward FDI Performance Index
  •        Outward FDI Performance Index
  •        Trade and Development Index