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

SAARC is the name of regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of different countries in South Asia. The full form of SAARC is South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. The member of the SAARC includes Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan. Afghanistan is a relatively new face in this organization. In one of the estimate, this is found that SAARC comprises 3% area of the entire world, 21% population of the world and 9.12% of the global economy in 2015.

SAARC was founded in Dhaka in 1985. Its secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal which was established on 16th, January, 1987 and inaugurated by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal. The organization promotes development of economic, regional integration and regional cooperation. It launched the South Asian Free Trade Area in 2006.

SAARC maintains permanent diplomatic relations at the United Nations as an observer and has developed links with multilateral entities, including the European Union. Countries like Australia, China, the European Union, Iran, Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Korea and the United States has ‘observer status’ in the SAARC. There are potential growing interests from different countries of the world to become a part of this organization. Myanmar has expressed interest in upgrading its status from an ‘observer’ to a ‘full member’ of SAARC. Russia has applied for ‘observer’ status membership of SAARC. Turkey applied for ‘observer status’ membership of SAARC in 2012.On the Other hand, South Africa has participated in meetings.

The following comparison will help the development practitioners to understand the position of Bangladesh among the member countries of SAARC.
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 South Asian Countries 	Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	             64	                            0.704
2.	India	                    108	                            0.664
3.	Pakistan	            144	                            0.559
4.	Sri Lanka	             84	                            0.686
5.	Nepal	                    110	                            0.658
6.	Bhutan                      118	                            0.646
7.	Maldives                    113	                            0.652
8.	Afghanistan              Not Found	                   Not Found

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 South Asian Countries	        Points / Score 
1.	Bangladesh	             72	                            0.698
2.	India	                     87	                            0.683
3.	Pakistan	            143	                            0.556
4.	Sri Lanka	            100	                            0.673
5.	Nepal	                    110	                            0.661
6.	Bhutan                      121	                            0.642
7.	Maldives                    115	                            0.650
8.	Afghanistan              Not Found	                  Not Found

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 South Asian Countries	        Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	            142	                            0.570
2.	India	                    130	                            0.609
3.	Pakistan	            147	                            0.538
4.	Sri Lanka	            73	                            0.757
5.	Nepal	                    145	                            0.548
6.	Bhutan                      132	                            0.605
7.	Maldives                    104	                            0.706
8.	Afghanistan                 171	                            0.465

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 South Asian Countries	        Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh (Bengali)	    7	                            None
2.	India (Hindi)	            4	                            None
3.	Pakistan (Urdu)	           21	                            None
4.	Sri Lanka (Sinhalese)	   62	                            None
5.	Nepal (Nepali)	           61	                            None
6.	Bhutan (Dzongkha)       Not Found	                    None
7.	Maldives (Dhivehi)      Not Found	                    None
8.	Afghanistan (Pashto)	   31	                            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 South Asian Countries	        Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	            6	                            22.67
2.	India	                   16	                            39.17
3.	Pakistan	            8	                            31.17
4.	Sri Lanka	           53	                            62.67
5.	Nepal	                   17	                            40.83
6.	Bhutan                    103	                            97.33
7.	Maldives                  181	                           175.50
8.	Afghanistan                12	                            34.67

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 South Asian Countries	        Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	           38	                            46.33
2.	India	                   10	                            16.17
3.	Pakistan	            5	                            12.67
4.	Sri Lanka	           13	                            23.50 
5.	Nepal	                    7	                            15.83
6.	Bhutan                    138	                           117.67
7.	Maldives                  138	                           117.67
8.	Afghanistan            Not Found	                 Not Found

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.	Pakistan	          245	                             None
4.	Sri Lanka	          334	                             None
5.	Nepal	                  198	                             None
6.	Bhutan                     20	                             None
7.	Maldives                 1363	                             None
8.	Afghanistan                49	                             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 South Asian Countries	  Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	           139	                              25
2.	India	                    76	                              38
3.	Pakistan	           117	                              30
4.	Sri Lanka	            83	                              37
5.	Nepal	                   130	                              27
6.	Bhutan                      27	                              65
7.	Maldives                Not Found	                  Not Found
8.	Afghanistan                166	                              11

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 South Asian Countries	Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	             5	                            19.37 %
2.	India	                    73	                             7.04 %
3.	Pakistan	            72	                             7.07 %
4.	Sri Lanka	            67	                             7.43 %
5.	Nepal	                   108	                             5.29 %
6.	Bhutan                      58	                             7.83 %
7.	Maldives                Not Found	                    Not Found
8.	Afghanistan                 40	                             9.71 %

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 South Asian Countries	         Points / Score
1.	Bangladesh	            8	                             38.4
2.	India	                   50	                             29.2
3.	Pakistan	           36	                             31.5
4.	Sri Lanka	           28	                             33.8
5.	Nepal	                   42	                             30.5
6.	Bhutan                     56	                             28.6
7.	Maldives               Not Found	                  Not Found
8.	Afghanistan               110	                             20.2

Website of SAARC: http://www.saarc-sec.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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The global index of Bangladesh among the countries of the world in different sectors

Searching data is something very difficult for the persons working extensively with different dimensions. Even normal web searching may not give perfect result sometimes even though we have rich and authentic data available in Internet. For making more comfort to development practitioners of GO & NGO sectors, some data are presented here. Please note that we are not giving data here, instead we are indicating the sources of data for different categories here with little brief. Please browse the web link given below to find desired data of your need.

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.

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

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

Kerosene use in Bangladesh:
The typical expenditure on kerosene is around 1 to 2% of the monthly incomes of Bangladeshi households. With 94% of this kerosene being consumed for lighting, the resulting expenditure on kerosene for lighting is approximately USD 0.36 billion.*4

Language ranking of Bengali (Bangla) 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. *5

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. *6

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. *7

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. *8

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX:
As per the Corruption Perceptions Index (2016), Bangladesh ranks 145 out of 176 countries of the world with a score of 26 CPI (out of 100). *9.1
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). *9.2

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. *10

Happy Planet index:
As per the Happy Planet index (2016), Bangladesh ranks 8h out of 140 countries of the world with a score of 38.4 HPI score.*11

World press freedom index:
As per the World press freedom index (2016), Bangladesh ranks 144th out of 180 countries of the world with a score of 45.94.*12

Ease of Doing Business Index of Bangladesh (1=most business-friendly regulations):
As per the data by World Bank, Bangladesh ranks 174 out of 238 countries of the world in 2015. On the other hand, Bangladesh ranks 172 out of 238 countries of the world in 2014. *13

As per the Economy Rankings of world bank, Bangladesh ranks 176 in the ease of Doing Business Rank, 122 in the starting a Business rank, 138 in the Dealing with Construction Permits, 187 in the Getting Electricity rank, 185 in the Registering Property rank, 157 in the Getting Credit rank, 70 in the Protecting Minority Investors rank, 151 in teh Paying Taxes rank, 173 in the Trading across Borders, 189 in the Enforcing Contracts and 151 in the Resolving Insolvency rank out 190 countries of the world.*14

Global Slavery index:
As per the Global Slavery index, Bangladesh ranks 10th out of 167 countries which indicates 0.95% people of the country living in modern slavery.*15

Global Youth Development Index:
According to the Global Youth Development Index, 2016, Bangladesh ranks 147 in Global rank and Bangladesh ranks 38 in Commonwealth Rank.The total YDI overall score is 0.492.*16

Global Hunger Index:
As per the The global hunger index,2016, Bangladesh scores 27.1 while Bangladesh ranks 32.4 in 2008.*17

Electric power consumption (kWh per capita):
As per the World Bank data, The Electric power consumption (kWh per capita) of Bangladesh is 293 in 2013 and 276 in 2012.*18

Access to Justice for Children : Global Ranking:
As per the data of Access to Justice for Children : Global Ranking by Child Rights International Network (CRIN), Bangladesh ranked 63 out of 197 countries with the Country score of 154.5 (out of 261) with 59.2 % score.*19

Global Competitiveness Index:
As per the data of the Global Competitiveness Index 2016–2017 Rankings, Bangladesh ranked 106 with a score of 3.80 compare to the previous ranking of 107 with a score of 3.76 out of 138 countries.*20

Gross domestic product ranking:
As per the Gross domestic product (GDP) data of World Bank in 2015, Bangladesh ranked 46th out of 194 countries which is estimated to 195079 millions of dollars.*21

World Investment Report:
As per the World Investment Report 2014, Bangladesh experienced significant growth in FDI inflows: from $1.3 billion (1293 million) in 2012 to about $1.6 billion (1599 million) in 2013.*22

Cost of Living Rankings:
As per the Cost of Living Rankings bi imercer, 2016, Dhaka ranks 45th city out of 209 cities of the world.*23

Cost of Living Rankings:
As per the data of World Factbook by CIA,2014 for telephone and mobile cellular use, Bangladesh ranks 12th out of 217 countries of the world. The estimation says that the total number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers is 120,400,000.*24

As per the data of World Factbook by CIA,2015 for telephone and and mobile cellular use, the total number of mobile cellular telephone subscribers is 133.72 million which indicates the subscriptions per 100 inhabitants is 79.*25

ICT Development Index:
As per the data of ICT Development Index, 2015 by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Bangladesh ranks 144th out of 167 countries of the world with 2.22 IDI value. In 2010, Bangladesh ranked 148th out of 167 countries of the world with 1.61 IDI value.*26

Fixed-broadband subscriptions:
As per the Fixed-broadband subscriptions data, Bangladesh has 43,710 in 2007, 50,000 in 2008,316,699 in 2009,414,569 in 2010, 468,500 in 2011, 600,461 in 2012, 1,525,325 in 2013, 3,093,171 in 2014 and 3,866,463 in 2015 which constitutes 0.03%, 0.03%, 0.21%, 0.27%, 0.31%, 0.39%, 0.97%, 1.95% and 2.41% of the population in the respective years.*27

Fixed-telephone subscriptions:
As per the Fixed-telephone subscriptions data, Bangladesh has 491,303 in 2000, 564,880 in 2001,605931 in 2002, 742,048 in 2003,830,950 in 2004, 1,070,000 in 2005, 1,134,000 in 2006, 1,186,919 in 2007, 1,344,456 in 2008, 1,234,895 in 2009, 1,280,782 in 2010, 977,700 in 2011, 961,589 in 2012, 1,082,348 in 2013, 974,181 in 2014, 830,800 in 2015 which constitutes 0.37%, 0.42%, 0.44%, 0.53%, 0.59%, 0.75%, 0.78%, 0.81%, 0.91%, 0.83%, 0.85%, 0.64%, 0.62%, 0.69%, 0.61%, 0.52%, of the population in the respective years.*28

Fixed-Percentage of Individuals using the Internet:
As per the Fixed-Percentage of Individuals using the Internet data, Bangladesh has 0.07% in 2000,0.13% in 2001,0.14% in 2002, 0.16% in 2003,0.20% in 2004, 0.24%in 2005, 1.00 in 2006, 1.80% in 2007, 2.50% in 2008, 3.10% in 2009, 3.70% in 2010, 4.50% in 2011, 5.00% in 2012, 6.63% in 2013, 13.90% in 2014, 14.40% in 2015.*29

Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions:
As per the Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions data, Bangladesh has 279,000 in 2000, 520,000 in 2001, 1,075,000 in 2002, 1,365,000 in in 2003, 2,781,560 in 2004, 9,000,000 in 2005, 19,130,983 in 2006, 34,370,000 in 2007, 44,640,000 in 2008, 51,359,315 in 2009, 67,923,887 in 2010, 84,368,700 in 2011, 97,180,000 in 2012, 116,553,076 in 2013, 126,866,091 in 2014 and 133,720,410 in 2015 which constitutes 0.21%, 0.39%, 0.78%, 0.98%, 1.97%, 6.29%, 13.21%, 23.47%, 30.17%, 34.35%, 44.95%, 55.19%, 62.82%, 74.43%, 80.04% and 83.36% of the population in the respective years.*30

Percentage of individuals using the Internet, by gender:
As per the Percentage of individuals using the Internet, by gender, latest year available,2013, the Male ratio is 8.2% while the female ratio is 5.1%.*31

Global Food Security Index:
As per the Global Food Security Index,2016, Bangladesh ranks 95 (Affordability-97, Availability-=90, Quality and Safety-104) out of 113 countries of the world with a score of 36.8 (Affordability-28.9. Availability-46.5, Quality and Safety-29.7).

As per the Global Food Security Index,2015, Bangladesh ranks 97 (Affordability-98, Availability-=91, Quality and Safety-105) out of 113 countries of the world with a score of 36.0 (Affordability-29.2. Availability-44.5, Quality and Safety-29.6).

As per the Global Food Security Index,2014, Bangladesh ranks 95 (Affordability-98, Availability-=90, Quality and Safety-103) out of 113 countries of the world with a score of 35.4 (Affordability-29.1, Availability-43.4, Quality and Safety-29.3).

As per the Global Food Security Index,2013, Bangladesh ranks 94 (Affordability-96, Availability-90, Quality and Safety–105) out of 113 countries of the world with a score of 35.0 (Affordability-29.0, Availability-42.7, Quality and Safety-29.4).

As per the Global Food Security Index,2012, Bangladesh ranks 96 (Affordability-95, Availability-93, Quality and Safety-105) out of 113 countries of the world with a score of 34.7 (Affordability-29.5, Availability-41.8, Quality and Safety-28.2).*32

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$):
As per the data of world bank, Bangladesh received US$ 90000 in 1972, US$ 2340000 in 1973, US$ 2200000 in 1974, US$ 1543333.333 in 1975, US$ 5420000 in 1976, US$ 6980000 in 1977, US$ 7700000 in 1978,US$ -8010000 in 1979, US$ 8510000 in 1980, US$ 5360000 in 1981, US$ 6960000 in 1982, 403978.5575 in 1983, US$ -553269.3983 in 1984, US$ -6660000 in 1985, US$ 2436499.344 in 1986, US$ 3205086.762 in 1987, US$ 1838242.499 in 1988, US$ 247908.2739 in 1989, US$ 3238781.189 in 1990, US$ 1390444.322 in 1991, US$ 3721853.382 in 1992, US$ 14049886.52 in 1993, US$ 11147788.33 in 1994, US$ 1896372.127 in 1995, US$ 13529831.54 in 1996, US$ 139376153.1 in 1997, US$ 190059373 in 1998, US$ 179662970.3 in 1999, US$ 280384629.7 in 2000, US$ 78527040.08 in 2001, US$ 52304931.04 in 2002, US$ 268285231.8 in 2003, US$ 448905400.7 in 2004, US$ 760504265.8 in 2005, US$ 456523167.7 in 2006, US$ 651029738.1 in 2007, US$ 1328422987 in 2008, US$ 901286583.1 in 2009, US$ 1232258247 in 2010, US$ 1264725163 in 2011, US$ 1584403460 in 2012, US$ 2602962095 in 2013, US$ 2539190940 in 2014, US$ 3380251355 in 2015 Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$).*33

Global E-Government ranking:
As per the Global E-Government ranking, 2007, Bangladesh ranks 156 with Rating Pts 24.7 (out of 100). In 2006, Bangladesh ranked 86 with Rating Pts. 28.0 (Out of 100).*34

Suicide rate:
As per the data in 2012, the crude suicide rates (per 100 000 population) is 6.6. The rate of age-standardized suicide rates (Per 100 000) for both sexes is 7.8 of which 8.7 is for female and 6.8 is for male.*35

STATE OF THE WORLD’S MOTHERS:
As per the data of Save the Children, the ranking of Bangladesh in the state of the world’s mother in 2015 is 130 out of 179 countries of the world.*36

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s index of democracy:
As per The Economist Intelligence Unit’s index of democracy in 2006, Bangladesh ranks 75 out of 167 countries.*37

The Military Balance:
As per the report of Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), 2011, please find the report.*38

KOF Index of Globalization*:
As per the KOF Index of Globalization,2016, Bangladesh ranks 148 out of 207 countries of the world.*39

Global Cities Index Results:
As per the Global Cities Index Results, 2016, Dhaka ranks 81 out of .. cities of the world. Dhaka ranked 87 in 2015,87 in 2014,73 in 2012, 64 in 2010, 56 in 2008.*40

Environmental Sustainability Index:
As per the Environmental Sustainability Index by YEL University, 2005, Bangladesh ranks 114 out of 146 countries with a ESI score of 44.1.*41

Economic Freedom Index:
As per the Economic Freedom Index, 2006,by Heritage Foundation, Bangladesh ranks 137 out of 178 countries of the world with a overall score of 53.3. *42

Logistics performance index: Overall (1=low to 5=high):
As per the Logistics performance index: Overall, Bangladesh ranked with 2.47 point in 2007, 2.74 in 2010. and 2.56 in 2014.*43

Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI):
The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996–2015, for six dimensions of governance (Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness,Regulatory Quality,Rule of Law,Control of Corruption).

As per the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Bangladesh ranks with the value of 34.74 in 2013, 33.00 in 2014, 30.54 in 2015 under the category of ‘Voice Accountability’.*44

As per the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Bangladesh ranks with the value of 7.58 in 2013, 16.19 in 2014, 10.95 in 2015 under the category of ‘Political Stability No violence’.*44

As per the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Bangladesh ranks with the value of 23.70 in 2013, 22.12 in 2014, 24.04 in 2015 under the category of ‘Government Effectiveness’.*44

As per the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Bangladesh ranks with the value of 21.33 in 2013, 18.27 in 2014, 17.31 in 2015 under the category of ‘Regulatory Quality’.*44

As per the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Bangladesh ranks with the value of 22.54 in 2013, 25.96 in 2014, 27.40 in 2015 under the category of ‘Rule of Law’.*44

As per the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Bangladesh ranks with the value of 20.38 in 2013, 18.75 in 2014, 18.27 in 2015 under the category of ‘Control of Corruption’.*44

Global Passport Index:
As per the Global Passport Index, Bangladesh ranks 89 with 37 visa-free score among the countries of the world.*45

World Justice Project:
As per the The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index. Bangladesh scored with the value of 0.39 in 2014, 0.42 in 2015, 0.41 in 2016 (global ranking-113).*46

Global Innovation Index:
As per the Global Innovation Index, Bangladesh ranked 117 out of 128 countries of the world with a score of 22.90 out of 100.*47

Terrorism Index:
As per the Terrorism Index, Bangladesh scored 5.92 in 2014, 5.47 in 2013.*48

CPJ’s Global Impunity Index:
As per the CPJ’s Global Impunity Index, Bangladesh ranked 11 with a rating of 0.043.*49

Global Equity Indices:
As per the S&P Global Equity Indices, Bangladesh ranked 36 in 2015. *50

Most Peaceful Countries:
As per the most peaceful countries, Bangladesh ranked 84th out of 162 countries of the world in 2015.*51

Global Energy Architecture Performance Index:
As per the Global Energy Architecture Performance Index, 2016 by World Economic Forum (WEF), Bangladesh ranked 106 out of 126 countries of the world. with the score of 0.50 (0.63 point in Economic Growth and development, 0.43 in Environment sustainability and 0.45 in Energy access and security).*52

AgeWatch country report card:
As per the AgeWatch country report card, Bangladesh ranked 67 out of 96 countries of the world.*53

Environmental Performance Index (EPI):
As per the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), Bangladesh ranked 173 out of 180 countries of the world with a score of 41.77.*54

FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men and Women):
As per the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men), Bangladesh ranked 188 in Ocober, 2016, 182 in 2015, 164 in 2014, 164 in 2013, 168 in 2012, 157 in 2011,159 in 2010, 149 in 2009, 174 in 2008, 168 in 2007, 144 in 2006, 160 in 2005, 167 in 2004, 151 in 2003, 159 in 2002, 146 in 2001, 151 in 2000, 130 in 1999, 157 in 1998, 141 in 1997, 136 in 1996, 138 in 1995, 130 in 1994 and 116 in 1993.

As per the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women), Bangladesh ranked 121 in August, 2016, 123 in 2015, 116 in 2014, 100 in 2013, 114 in 2012, 122 in 2011, and 128 in 2010.*55

Global Fire Power Index:
As per the Global Fire Power Index, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 52 out of 126 with GFP power index rating of 0.8683 (0.0000 being perfect).*56

Global Rights Index:
As per the Global Rights Index, 2015, Bangladesh achieved the rating of 5 (No guarantee of rights) while 1 indicates ‘Irregular violation of rights).*57

A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index:
As per the A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 22th out of 55 countries of the world with a score of 3.34 in financial attractiveness, 1.10 in People skills and availability and 0.87 in Business environment.*58

Global Slavery Index:
As per the rank of countries by prevalence of population in modern slavery (1=most severe problem, 167=Least severe problem) in 2014, Bangladesh ranked 59 out of 167 countries of the world where 0.435% of population in modern slavery where 680,900 population estimated in modern slavery out of 156,594,962 population.*59

Human Freedom Index:
As per the Human Freedom Index and Sub-Indices, 2012, Bangladesh ranked 134 out of 152 countries of the world with a 5.31 Personal Freedom points, 6.33 Economic Freedom points and 5.82 Freedom index.*60

Most Populous Country:
As per the world population data sheet y Population reference bureau in 2014, Bangladesh is the 8th most populous country of the world with 158 millions of population. In another estimate, the population of Bangladesh is estimated as 202 millions in 2050.*61

Country Brand Index:
As per the Country Brand Index (2014-2015), Bangladesh ranked 72 out of 75 countries of the world.*62

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index:
As per the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (2015-16), Bangladesh ranked 100 out of 109 countries of the world with score of 30.985.Bangladesh scored 95 for the category of ‘Enable’, 91 for ‘Attract’, 108 for ‘Grow’, 97 for ‘Retain’, 81 for ‘LV Skills’ 91 for ‘GK Skills’.*63

Facebook Users:
As per the internetworldstats (June/2016), the total number of facebook users of Bangladesh is 21,000,000.*64

Internet User:
As per the internetworldstats (per BTRC, November, 2015), the total number of Internet users is 53,941,000.*65

OPEN BUDGET SURVEY 2015:
As per the Open Budget Survey 2015, Bangladesh ranked 56 out of 100 countries of the world in the ‘Transparency’ (Open budget index), 23 out of 100 in the ‘Public Participation’ category, 49 out of 100 in the ‘Budget Oversight’ (by legislative) category, and 75 out of 100 in the Budget Oversight’ categy (‘By Audit’).*66

Innovation Cities Index:
As per the Innovation Cities Index, 2015, Dhaka ranked 405 with a score of 35 and Chittagong ranked 420 with a score of 32 out of 442 cities of the world.*67

Social Progress Index:
As per the Social Progress Index, 2015, Bangladesh raked 100 with a score of 53.39 out of 133 countries of the world.*68

INFORM Country Risk Profile:
As per the INFORM Country Risk Profile, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 21 out 191 countries with a value of 5.8 in the ‘Inform Risk’ category. Bangladesh ranked 12 out 191 countries with a value of 7.2 in the ‘Hazard & Exposure’ category.
Bangladesh ranked 53 out 191 countries with a value of 4.8 in the ‘Vulnerability’ category. Bangladesh ranked 60 out 191 countries with a value of 5.7 in the ‘Lack of Coping Capacity’ category.*69

Preliminary Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index:
As per the Preliminary Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index, Bangladesh ranked (By (G) geometric mean) 129 out of 147 countries in the world.*70

Global Go To Think Tank Index:
As per the Global Go To Think Tank Index, 2015, The number of think tanks of Bangladesh is 35.*71

The Networked Readiness Index:
As per the Networked Readiness Index, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 112 out 139 countries of the world with a score of 3.3. In 2015, Bangladesh was ranked 109 out of the 143 countries of the world.*72

Global R&D Funding Forecast:
As per the Global R&D Funding Forecast, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 39 out of 40 countries of the world.*73

Freedom on the Net:
Freedom on the Net scores are based on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 representing the best level of freedom on the net progress and 100 the worst. The 2016 ratings reflect the period of June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. As per the freedom on the net index (FOTN), 2016, Bangladesh is marked as ‘partly free’.The total score of Bangladesh is 56 out of 100. Bangladesh scored 14 in the ‘Obstacles to Access’, 14 in the ‘Limits on Content’, 28 in the ‘Violations
of Users Rights’ category.Bangladesh scored 49 in 2013, 49 in 2014, and 51 in 2015.*74

Global Terrorism Index:
As per the Global Terrorism Index, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 22 out 130 countries in the world with a score of 6.479.*75

Under-Five Mortality Rankings:
As per the data of Unicef, Bangladesh ranked 61 in 2015 under five mortality ranking out of 195 countries of the world with a value of 38.*76

UN E-Government Survey 2016:
As per the UN E-Government Survey 2016, Bangladesh ranked 124 in 2016 out of 193 countries of the world with a value of 0.3799 E-Government Development Index (EGDI).*77

Global Peace Index 2016:
As per the Global Peace Index, 2016,by Institute for Economics & Peace, Bangladesh ranked 83rd in 2016 out of 163 countries of the world with a score of 2.045.*78

Global Wealth Index by Credit Swiss Research Institute:
As per the Global welath index by Credit Swiss Research Institute, 2016, the wealth per adult is USD 2347. In 2000,the wealth per adult was USD 169. As per the wealth data quality, Bangladesh ranked as ‘Poor’.*79

The Mastercard Women’s Entrepreneurial Index 2016:
As per The Mastercard Women’s Entrepreneurial Index 2016, Bangladesh ranked 16th in the Asia Pacific region.*80

Business Software Alliance Survey on Global Software Piracy:
As per the data of Business Software Alliance Survey on Global Software Piracy, the rate of unlicensed software installation of Bangladesh was 86% in 2015, 87% in 2013, 90% in 2011 and 91% in 2009. The commercial value of unlicensed Software of Bangladesh was $236 in 2015, $197 in 2013, $147 in 2011 and $127 in 2009.*81

Global Enabling Trade Index:
As per the global Enabling Trade Index, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 123rd out of 134 countries of the world with a score of 3.48 (1-7 scale). In 2014, Bangladesh ranked 120th out of 133 countries of the world with a score of 3.39 (1-7 scale). *82

Top 10 migrant origin countries by Mckinsey Global:
As per the report titled as ‘People on the move: Gloal migration impact and opportunity’ by Mckinsey Global
Institute, Bangladesh ranked 5th out of the top 10 migrant origin countries of the world with 7 million people (70 lacks) living abroad.*83

Arton Capital’s Passport Index:
As per the Arton Capital’s Passport Index, 2017, Bangladesh ranked 92nd of the world with 35 visa-free score.*84

The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017:
As per the Inclusive Growth and Development Report, 2017, published by the World Economic Forum, Bangladesh ranked 36th out of 79 developing countries of the world with 4.03 overall Inclusive Development Index (IDI) score.*85

Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index, 2016:
As per the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index-2016, Bangladesh ranked 84th out of 167 countries
of the world with the overall score of 5.73.*86

Agility emerging market logistics index, 2016:
As per the Agility emerging market logistics index, 2016, Bangladesh ranked 27th out of 45 countries of the world with the value of 4.73. In 2016, Bangladesh scored 4.56.*87

Air Pollution data by Numbeo:
As per the Air Pollution data by Numbeo, 2017, Dhaka ranked 7th out of 329 cities of the world with pollution
index value of 95.35 and Exp pollution index value of 172.46.*88

Air Pollution data by Bangladesh GOVT, WHO and State of Global Air:
AIR Pollution Data by Bangladesh Govt *89
AIR Pollution Data by WHO-World Health Organization *90
AIR Pollution Data by State of Global Air *91

Regulatory Indicators for sustainable energy (RISE) Report by World Bank:
As per the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) Report, 2016, by World Bank, Bangladesh ranked 49th out of 111 countries of the world with the overall rise score 68 in Energy Access Score category, 57 in Renewable Energy Score category, and 23 in Energy Efficiency Score category.*92

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or http://reports.weforum.org/global-enabling-trade-report-2016/economy-profiles/#economy=BGD
or http://reports.weforum.org/pdf/eti-2016/WEF_ETI_2016_Profile_BGD.pdf
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Or https://www.stateofglobalair.org/data
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*93.

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*Note: We will update the index gradually as and when the data / information will come to our attention (To be continued. .. … …. …..).

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Sara hossain, A Bangladeshi girl, received Minister Award by the New South Wells Government’s Department of Education and Training of Australia

A Bangladeshi girl, Sara hossain had received “Minister Award” by the New South Wells Government’s Department of Education and Training of Australia on 30th September 2013 at the Clancy Auditorium of University of NSW. Sara hossain, student of aping west public school of Sydney, is the first Bengali speaking person who received this prestigious award for etymological knowledge on Bengali language. The award is given for the students who excelled at their language and cultural studies at a Community Language School. Despite the Bengali people are residing in Australia for more than 50 years, this is Sara hossain, who received this prestigious award for first time in the history. This is the most prestigious award for learning language in Australia.

Sara had learned writing, reading, speaking and extra-curricular activities in a Bengali school, Bangla academy Australia for last seven years. Apart from this, another three Bengali students studying in different branches Bangla academy, Australia, received commendable and highly commendable award.  They are Sotabdi rashed of Bolkam hills high school of black town branch of Bangla academy, A S M Shahriar Ifti of Waili Pak public school of Lakemba branch of Bangla academy for Commendable award. Apart from these two, another student, Asa hossain, of Horonsbi girl’s high school, aping branch of Bangla academy had received highly commendable award.

The ministry of education of new south wells of Australia awards “Minister Award” to 10 students who had progressed from all corners in language learning from all over North South Wells. The education minister delivers the award. Sara was included in the list of top 10 for this year by competing among 30000 students of 60 different languages speaking community. The other languages of the competition were Armenian, Singolees, Tamil, Portuguese, China, Japanese, Korean, Ukrainian, and Polish along with Bengali.

Learn more on Bangla Academy Australia and Sara Hossain on the following link
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMTzC260InE
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Mother and son pass higher Secondary Certificate exam together in Bangladesh

Mother and son pass higher Secondary Certificate exam together in Bangladesh

This is very unusual not only in this part of the world, but also in the developed countries to have a news of passing higher secondary certificate exam by a mother and her son altogether. And this is happened in Bangladesh, more specifically in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah, a south western district of Bangladesh. The mum, Nasrin Sultana and her son, Sohel rana appeared and passed in HSC examination in the year of 2012 From Mahtab uddin degree college of Kaliganj upazila of Jhenaidah in BM branch under technical education board.

The following story is common that is happening over the years in Bangladesh and in the life of Nasrin sultana as well. She was a girl of just 10th standard when she was forced to marry with Jamir hossain to save her from eve teaser in 1992. She got two sons in the next two years after marriage. But still she had the desire to study that leaded her to admit in SSC course under Open University in 2008 and passed in the year of 2010. In the meantime, her elder son, sohel passed from technical board. Later both the mum and the son admitted in the BM branch of Mahtabuddin Degree College under technical board. And passed with a grade of 4.31 where her son sohel rana got a grade of 4.54. Her husband and son are fully cooperative regarding her study and enough to give her chance to study further even to the Honor’s level. Thus a dream blooming day after day finds its destiny with style.

Mother,Nasrin sultana and son, sohel passed HSC together

Mother,Nasrin sultana and son, sohel passed HSC together

 
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Making a Hospital, a school and a Moktab by a Bangladeshi rickshaw puller Joinal Abedin

Making a Hospital, a school and a Moktab by a Bangladeshi rickshaw puller Joinal Abedin
Actually any exceptional entrepreneurship should not be unnoticed. Either this effort comes from a billion dollar company owner or from a person whose daily livelihood comes from the earning of driving Rickshaw*, the effort should be acclaimed heart-fully.

Here is the story of Rickshaw puller Joinal Abedin (Bengali: জয়নাল আবেদীন). He belongs to the village of Tanhasadia, Poranganj union, Mymensingh Sadar Upazila, Mymensingh district, a northern district of Bangladesh. His father Md. Abdul Gani was a landless farmer. He is the eldest one among the 10 offspring of his father where 4 of them were sons and 6 of them were daughters.

He is at the age of 60+. Still this aged person has to lead his live through rickshaw pulling in the severe cold of the winter, in the rain of the monsoon, or even in the hot sun of the summer. When this person is suffering from the pain of living with poverty in Dhaka, his entrepreneurship of setting a school, a hospital, and a Moktob by his own initiative going on in his native village of Mymensingh. The person who is not capable of reading due to illiteracy and the person who is not even in a position to bear the expenses of his own treatment due to poverty, he runs a school up to standard III and a hospital with VI beds.

The success of this person originated from the determination of setting a hospital as his father deprived from the treatment that leaded him to death. His savings over the 20 years of just BDT 1 lack 84 thousand (USD 2500) by hard labor of rickshaw pulling was the only money for his dream to make true in the year 2001.

Later A leading national newspaper of Bangladesh like Prothom Alo along with other kind hearted person of the society extended their hand to this initiative by making a fund as the Prothom Alo Trust/Momtaj Hospital, Account No. 2071007959, Dhaka Bank, Karwan bazar branch, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

*Info about Rickshaw: a man driven 3 whiller local made vehicles that carries passenger on rent for short distance. This vehicle is popular throughout Bangladesh except Rangamati. As this is the lone district of Bangladesh where there is no rickshaw due to the hilly area. This vehicle is the only living source of millions of poor people of Bangladesh. Though at present some vehicle like 3 whiller auto rickshaw with electricity charge came into the road of Bangladesh, there is no real substitute of Rickshaw yet. As this vehicle is only the low cost, less maintenance, and environment friendly vehicle in the road of Bangladesh.

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May we know the name of Salman Khan as he deserves?

If we hear the name of Salman Khan (Bengali:সালমান খান), A smart-looking, muscle man comes to our mind. No doubt, he is the star hero of Bollywood world with his own merit.

But have we ever gone through the details of a Bangladesh origin genius who leads the world with his innovative idea? Probably in most of the cases, the answer is No. Here is an effort to introduce the man to the people who are still unlucky to know more about him. As like others article of this site, we widely acknowledge and gratitude to the information sources available in net on various websites.

*** Google announces the Khan Academy as the first winner as the following-
“Project 10100 Winners
we are pleased to announce the winners of Google’s Project 10100.
Thousands of people from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas. From that group, we narrowed it to the final 16 ideas for public vote.

The following five ideas received the most votes and are the winners of Project 10100. Over the past 12 months, we have reviewed concrete proposals to tackle these ideas. We are pleased to give a total of $10 million to five inspiring organizations working on solutions to each of these global challenges:
 Idea: Enhance science and engineering education
Project funded: FIRST is a non-profit organization that promotes science and math education around the world through team competition. Its mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by giving them real world experience working with professional engineers and scientists. We are providing $3 million to develop and jump start new student-driven robotics team fundraising programs that will empower more student teams to participate in FIRST.”

*** Microsoft announces the Khan Academy (Bengali:খান একাডেমি) as the first winner as the following (Tuesday September 1, 2009 )-
“The Tech Awards Laureates 2009:
The Tech Museum today revealed The Tech Awards Laureates 2009, 15 innovators from around the world who have committed their groundbreaking work to solving humanity’s most pressing challenges.
The Tech Awards Laureates 2009 represent regions as diverse as Nigeria, Brazil, Great Britain, the United States and Bangladesh. And their work impacts people in many more countries worldwide. This year’s Laureates were selected from 650 nominations representing 66 countries…

The Khan Academy (International): High school students around the world need informal, clear explanations that can be reviewed at a leisurely pace to supplement their formal learning. The Khan Academy created hundreds of free educational videos in math, statistics, physics, and finance using drawing software. The “blackboard” style videos are accessible via the internet and hosted on YouTube….

The Khan Academy is a remarkable, one-person effort to educate the World.
Salman Khan has produced over 900 videos on YouTube-with 6 million views-covering everything from basic arithmetic to calculus, chemistry, and physics. Continuing to produce several hundred videos a year, Salman intends to provide instruction in all subjects to anyone, anywhere.

Millions of students around the world lack access to high quality instruction, especially in the sciences and math. The Khan Academy provides it for free in a way that can be accessed on-demand at a student’s own pace.

The videos are directly teaching tens of thousands of students on every continent on a daily basis. Other non-profit groups have even begun distributing off-line versions of the library to rural and underserved areas in Asia, Latin America, and Africa…

Short Biography from renowned wikipedia:
The founder of the organization, Salman Khan, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After earning three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (a BS in mathematics, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science) he pursued an MBA from Harvard Business School. In late 2004, Khan began tutoring his cousin Nadia in mathematics using Yahoo!‘s Doodle notepad. When other relatives and friends sought similar help, he decided it would be more practical to distribute the tutorials on YouTube. Their popularity there and the testimonials of appreciative students prompted Khan to quit his job in finance as a hedge fund analyst at Wohl Capital Management in 2009 and focus on the tutorials (then released under the moniker “Khan Academy”) full-time. Bill Gates once said that “I’d say we’ve moved about 160 IQ points from the hedge fund category to the teaching-many-people-in-a-leveraged-way category. It was a good day his wife let him quit his job.”

The project relies on donations for funding. Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizationnow with significant backing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Google. Several people have made $10,000 contributions; Ann and John Doerr gave $100,000; total revenue is about $150,000 in donations, and (in 2010, before ceasing to accept advertising) $2,000 a month from ads on the Web site. As of September 2010, Google announced they would be providing the Khan Academy with $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages, as part of their Project 10100. Technicalities:
Khan Academy had started out with Yahoo Doodle Images. Between Khan and one of his cousins, evolved to YouTube math tutorial postings for multiple cousins & schedules made with freeware SmoothDraw 2 and a simple Screen Video Recorder app for $20. Each video runs for approximately ten minutes. Drawings are now made with a Wacom graphic Interactive Pen Display tablet hardware and a software category called image editing and natural painting software, specifically freeware SmoothDraw 3, a free software download, which are then simultaneously recorded and produced now using $299 PC screen capture/video recording & editing software from Camtasia Studio and a quality high-speed USB microphone, then uploaded to YouTube, where Khan Academy now has its own YouTube Channel, as well as its own progress tracking website, complete with practice exercise problems, coaches, tools for leveraging & empowering classroom teachers, “Map of Knowledge”, classroom data, class profiles, individual stats via Google or Facebook login & tracking built-in, earned “Badges Worth Bragging About”, and Pilot School demonstration project applications for schools and school districts.

Khan eschewed a format that would involve a person standing by a whiteboard, desiring instead to present the learning concepts as if “popping out of a darkened universe and into one’s mind with a voice out of nowhere” and in a way akin to sitting next to someone and working out a problem on a sheet of paper: “If you’re watching a guy do a problem [while] thinking out loud, I think people find that more valuable and not as daunting.” Offline versions of the videos have been distributed by not-for-profit groups to rural areas in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. While the Khan Academy’s current content is mainly concerned with pre-college mathematics and physics, Khan states that his long-term goal is to provide “tens of thousands of videos in pretty much every subject” and to create “the world’s first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything.”

The Khan Academy also provides a web-based exercise system that generates problems for students based on skill level and performance. Khan believes his academy points an opportunity to overhaul the traditional classroom by using software to create tests, grade assignments, highlight the challenges of certain students, and encourage those doing well to help struggling classmates. The tutorials are touted as helpful because, among other factors, they can be paused by students, while a classroom lecture cannot be.

The success of his low-tech, conversational tutorials—Khan’s face never appears, and viewers see only his unadorned step-by-step doodles and diagrams on an electronic blackboard—suggests an educational transformation that de-emphasizes classrooms, campus and administrative infrastructure, and even brand-name instructors.”

The recognition he got from the international community is as the following-

Recognition Year
1. Salman Khan spoke to Googlers in Mountain View, California on March 15, 2011 about Khan Academy March 15, 2011
2. Salman Khan was featured as a “Big Thinker” on Edutopia 2011
3. An article featuring Khan Academy and Salman Khan appeared in the August 2011 issue of Wired Magazine. August 2011
4. Salman Khan appeared on The Colbert Report on June 2, 2011. June 2, 2011.
5. On May 4, 2011, Salman Khan appeared on Charlie Rose. May 4, 2011
6. In 2011, Salman Khan delivered a TED talk 2011
7. In 2010, Google‘s Project 10100 provided $2 million to support the creation of more courses, to allow for translation of the Khan Academy’s content, and to allow for the hiring of additional staff. 2010
8. In 2010 at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Bill Gates endorsed the learning resource, calling it “unbelievable” and saying “I’ve been using [Khan Academy] with my kids. 2010
9. In 2009, the Khan Academy received the Microsoft Tech Award for education. 2009
10. Salman Khan has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), National Public Radio, CNN, and CNN Money. Not known yet

In their own language-
Watch. Practice.

Learn almost anything for free.

With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 225 practice exercises, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace….

….We’re a small team trying our best to improve the way the world learns. Too many people around the globe don’t have access to good education materials, or they are forced to learn through a system that doesn’t properly cater to their individual needs. We think the technology exists today to fundamentally change this, and we’re trying to build the tools and resources every student deserves.

We believe a few great people can make a big difference. We strive to hire the very best — people who are passionate, thoughtful and creative. We believe it is our obligation to relentlessly focus on what the student values, and we make every decision with the student in mind….”

Link:

http://www.khanacademy.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Academy
http://www.project10tothe100.com/
http://thetechawards.thetech.org/

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Education boat in the extensive fen of Sunamganj

This is another success story of the entrepreneurship of Bangladesh. The extensive fen of Sunamganj, a district of Bangladesh is always inundated under the water. As a result, Most of the children of this region can not reach to the formal education. BANGLADESH RURAL ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE (BRAC), A Bangladesh origin organization but reputed in the international arena for microfinance, poverty reduction etc. has taken the initiative to bring the education to this students who have limited or no access to education.

This is branded as the education on boat. Recently two education boats were inaugurated in Bissomvorpur and Jamalpur upazila of Sunamganj. The primary level education will be continuing in this boat. This is known that the stand-alone village separated in the water of the extensive fen area is familiar in the local dialect as the Hati. ‘A boat will cover 3-4 such Hatis. The boat will carry the students from the Hati. A school madam will teach the students in the boat itself. At the end of the class, this boat will carry the students to their Hati. They can get the opportunity to participate in the annual exam as like the other formal primary schools available in Bangladesh.

100 more boat turned schools are expecting to come into existence soon

EducationBoatOfBRAC

EducationBoatOfBRAC

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Lengthy bridge of bamboo has been made-up with the effort of the people of a remote village in Bangladesh

This is a story of local contribution, effort, and entrepreneurship of rural villages of Bangladesh. The location is in the village of Choudonto PurboHati, Adampur union, Oshto gram upazila, district Kishoreganj.
A bridge with 255 feet length and 6 feet width has been made-up with bamboos with the entrepreneurship of local people. The choudonto Govt. Primary school is located around 300 feet west ward, and Mohontola High school is located around 1 mile west ward. There is no medium to communicate except on foot in the hot summer and small boats in the monsoon. As a result the village people as well as the students have to go to schools and come back from there with life-risk. However, the students have to spend at around the cost of 40 kg rice as a boat fare with fixed boat to go to schools in the monsoon. The small kids of the schools fell in various troubles like stopping of going schools in the rainy and windy day. As if there is no one to extend hand to the people of this remote area.

This bridge has been made by collecting contribution like donation from each family of the village in this year. Every one is passing the road with ease now. The school going kids are happy with this bridge though it is only made-up of bamboo.

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