The global ranking: where is Bangladesh among the BIMSTEC countries?

BIMSTEC is an international organization involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. The full form of BIMSTEC is The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The member of the BIMSTEC includes Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. The main objective of BIMSTEC is technological and economic cooperation among south Asian and south East Asian countries along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Commerce, investment, technology, tourism, human resource development, agriculture, fisheries, transport and communication, textiles, leather etc. have been included in it. BIMSTEC Headquarters is situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh and opened by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (Bengali: শেখ হাসিনা) on 13th, September, 2014.

The following comparison will help the development practitioners to understand the position of Bangladesh among the member countries of BIMSTEC.
Gender Gap Report:
According to the Global Gender gap report 2015, Bangladesh ranks 64th out of 145 countries with a score of 0.704 (0.00 = inequality, 1.00=Equality)*1.

SL	Country Name	Raking of BIMSTEC Countries 	        Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	             64	                            0.704
2.	India	                    108	                            0.664
3.	Myanmar 	         Not Found	                  Not Found
4.	Sri Lanka	             84	                            0.686
5.	Thailand	             60	                            0.706
6.	Bhutan                      118	                            0.646
7.	Nepal	                    110	                            0.658

According to the Global Gender gap report 2016, Bangladesh ranks 72nd out of 144 countries with a score of 0.698 (0.00 = inequality, 1.00=Equality)*2

SL	Country Name	Raking of BIMSTEC Countries	        Points / Score 
1.	Bangladesh	             72	                            0.698
2.	India	                     87	                            0.683
3.	Myanmar	                 Not Found	                  Not Found
4.	Sri Lanka	            100	                            0.673
5.	Thailand	             71	                            0.699
6.	Bhutan                      121	                            0.642
7.	Nepal	                    110	                            0.661

Human Development Index (HDI):
As per the Human Development Index (HDI) prepared in 2015 by UNDP, Bangladesh ranks 142 out of 173 countries of the world with a value of 0.570.*3

SL	Country Name	Raking of BIMSTEC Countries             Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	            142	                            0.570
2.	India	                    130	                            0.609
3.	Myanmar	                    148	                            0.536
4.	Sri Lanka	             73	                            0.757
5.	Thailand	             93	                            0.726
6.	Nepal	                    145	                            0.548
7.	Bhutan                      132	                            0.605

Language ranking of South Asian language:
According to the top native speakers list in the 2007 edition of Nationalencyklopedin, the total number of native speakers of Bengali is 200 millions in 2007 and 205 millions in 2010. This constitutes the 3.05% of the world population (2007). The statistics also shows that Bengali (Bangla) is the 7th top languages spoken in the world. *4

SL	Language Name	Raking of BIMSTEC Countries            Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh (Bengali)	    7	                            None
2.	India (Hindi)	            4	                            None
3.	Myanmar (Burmese)	   38	                            None
4.	Sri Lanka (Sinhalese)	   62	                            None
5.	Thailand (Thai)	           25	                            None
6.	Bhutan (Dzongkha)       Not Found	                    None
7.	Nepal (Nepali)	           61	                            None

Climate Risk Index:
According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2016, Bangladesh ranks 6th most vulnerable country in the list of the most affected countries in the 20 year period (1995–2014) with the CRI score of 22.67. *5

SL	Country Name	Raking of BIMSTEC Countries	        Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	            6	                            22.67
2.	India	                   16	                            39.17
3.	Myanmar	                    2	                            14.17
4.	Sri Lanka	           53	                            62.67
5.	Thailand	            9	                            32.33
6.	Bhutan                    103	                            97.33
7.	Nepal	                   17	                            40.83

According to the Global Climate Risk Index for 2016, Bangladesh ranks 38th climate vulnerable country in the list of most affected countries in 2014 with the CRI score of 46.33. *6

SL	Country Name	Raking of BIMSTEC Countries             Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	           38	                            46.33
2.	India	                   10	                            16.17
3.	Myanmar	                   94	                            83.17
4.	Sri Lanka	           13	                            23.50 
5.	Thailand	           65	                            64.33
6.	Bhutan                    138	                           117.67
7.	Nepal	                    7	                            15.83

Population density of Bangladesh:
As per the data by World Bank, the Population density (people per sq. km of land area) of Bangladesh 1,237. *7

SL	Country Name	 Population Density	                Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	        1,237	                             None
2.	India	                  440	                             None
3.	Myanmar	                   82	                             None
4.	Sri Lanka	          334	                             None
5.	Thailand	          133	                             None 
6.	Bhutan                     20	                             None
7.	Nepal	                  198	                             None

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX:
As per the Corruption Perceptions Index (2015), Bangladesh ranks 139 out of 168 countries of the world with a score of 25 CPI (out of 100). *8

SL	Country Name	 Raking of BIMSTEC Countries	       Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	           139	                              25
2.	India	                    76	                              38
3.	Myanmar	                   147	                              22
4.	Sri Lanka	            83	                              37
5.	Thailand	            76	                              38
6.	Bhutan                      27	                              65
7.	Nepal	                   130	                              27

World Risk Report:
As per the world risk report (2014), Bangladesh ranks 5th out of 171 countries of the world with a ranking of 19.37 % WRI. The WorldRiskIndex examines the risk of becoming the victim of a disaster resulting from an extreme natural event for every country worldwide. *9

SL	Country Name	 Raking of BIMSTEC Countries	         Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	             5	                            19.37 %
2.	India	                    73	                             7.04 %
3.	Myanmar	                    43	                             9.14 %
4.	Sri Lanka	            67	                             7.43 %
5.	Thailand	            89	                             6.38 %
6.	Bhutan                      58	                             7.83 %
7.	Nepal	                   108	                             5.29 %

Happy Planet index:
As per the Happy Planet index (2016), Bangladesh ranks 8th out of 140 countries of the world with a score of 38.4 HPI score.*10

SL	Country Name	Raking of BIMSTEC Countries	        Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	            8	                             38.4
2.	India	                   50	                             29.2
3.	Myanmar	                   81	                             24.7
4.	Sri Lanka	           28	                             33.8
5.	Thailand	            9	                             37.3
6.	Bhutan                     56	                             28.6
7.	Nepal	                   42	                             30.5

Website of BIMSTEC: http://www.bimstec.org/

Reference:
*1. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GGGR2015/cover.pdf
*2. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GGGR16/WEF_Global_Gender_Gap_Report_2016.pdf
*3. http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/2015_human_development_report.pdf
*4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers
*5. https://germanwatch.org/fr/download/13503.pdf
*6. https://germanwatch.org/fr/download/13503.pdf
*7. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.POP.DNST
*8. https://www.transparency.org/cpi2015/#results-table
*9. https://i.unu.edu/media/ehs.unu.edu/news/4070/11895.pdf
*10. http://happyplanetindex.org/countries/bangladesh

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