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Source: Please see the BDRC's research on Aid and Debt for further details.
Bangladesh, a country with 40 million persons living below $1 a
day, deserves debt relief and more aid, especially as Bangladesh
has been one of the most effective countries in terms of reducing
poverty over the last decade.

The current aid allocation across countries is highly inconsistent with the goal to
reduce poverty, and Bangladesh is one of the worst discriminated countries.

a) The smallest countries get much more aid per capita.























Source: BDRC calculations based on OECD and World Bank data.

b) The discrimination against Bangladesh in terms of aid allocation also holds if comparing aid
levels across more populous countries.






























c) The current discrimination against Bangladesh in terms of aid allocation is the result of a
reduction in Bangladesh’s share of aid since 1987.
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Bangladesh Deserves More Aid
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