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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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Message from indicators

The brief comparative review of factor availability in Bangladesh enables us to classify Bangladesh within the spectrum of low-and-middle income countries and offers clues as to why Bangladesh is unable to improve on a 4 percent GDP growth rate. The paucity of physical and human capital, the limited effort made to strengthen the resource base and the modest gains in factor productivity also suggests that achieving and sustaining economic growth would require innovative strategies that extract the maximum developmental benefit from the existing endowment and lay the groundwork for augmenting that endowment.