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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 investment

Inevitably, savings performance has a bearing on the volume of investment: gross domestic investment in Bangladesh (as a ratio of GDP) was just 6 percent in 1975, not even half that of the next lowest country in the sample-Myanmar (table 6). Investment has since risen to 12 percent, which is still very unsatisfactory-far short of investment rates in the successful East Asian economies. For instance, GDI in Thailand was 26 percent in 1970 (it rose to 40 percent in 1992), and the Republic of Korea invested 21 percent on average during 1965-70