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close this bookDeveloping the non-farm Sector in Bangladesh: Lessons from other Asian Countries (WB, 1996, 116 p.)
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View the documentGross domestic savings (GDS) (as a percentage of GDP).
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Gross domestic savings (GDS) (as a percentage of GDP).

· Gross domestic investment (GDI) (as a percentage of GDP). Foreign direct investment (FDI) (as a percentage of GDP) Aggregate net resource flows from overseas (in US dollars per capita). Revenue availability to the government (as a percentage of GDP) The indicators of human capital are: Illiteracy level of men and women. Gross enrollment ratio for primary schooling. Gross enrollment ratio for secondary schooling.

Percentage of the population with access to health care.

Number of people per physician. Gross Domestic Savings Savings affect not just current growth and future development prospects but also private expectations and the government's capacity to mobilize resources. According to this index, Bangladesh was near the bottom of the sample of Asian and African countries during 1975-1992 (table 5). In 1992 it was ahead of only Gambia, Ghana, and Malawi with a ratio of GDS to GDP of only six percent. The only encouraging aspect of savings behavior in Bangladesh is that the trend is positive. GDS is inching upward-it tripled between 1980 and 1992 with most of the increase occurring in the 1990s. Data for 1993 1994 show that savings have remained between 6 and 7 percent.