Country Report - 2014
Over the last 10 years Bangladesh Economy has been growing at middling rate of 6 percent. After reaching 6.7 percent in 2010-11 it has been on a declining trend. GDP growth in FY14 remained almost stagnant to 6.1 percent compared to 6 percent last year. Private investment, the real driver of the economy, has seen a downward trajectory continuously during the last two fiscal years from 22.5 percent of GDP to 21.4 percent. A substantial reduction in the cost of fund (2%) over the last one year has not stimulated private investment. Private investment was struggling on account of political uncertainty and inadequate improvements in the provision of power, gas and infrastructure.