Climate and development outlook: Bangladesh

The newly released Climate and Development Outlook: Bangladesh Special Edition features a range of recent results and learning from CDKN’s programme to strengthen climate resilient development in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a populous country of 163 million and is extremely poor, with about 30% of its people living on less than a dollar a day. Maplecroft’s Index (2012) ranks Bangladesh as the second most vulnerable country in the world to climate change. In the past 25 years, Bangladesh has experienced six major floods, a severe tropical cyclone every three years and annual seasonal droughts. It vulnerability is increasing as a result of population growth and the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events.