The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced by the United Nations (UN) for all member nations with a total of 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved between 2016 and 2030. The recent pandemic has presented more challenges to achieving the UN’s SDGs. This book examines Bangladesh’s ascendancy in socio-economic terms and the prospects of Bangladesh overcoming the challenges to become a higher-middle-income nation by 2030.

This book traces the transformation of Bangladesh from 1996 through 2020 and examines various factors contributing to its success from rural economy, external support, manufacturing, and structural transformation to energy consumption. This book also looks at the challenges and opportunities for Bangladesh as the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds and as climate change, to which Bangladesh is highly vulnerable, escalates.

This book will be a useful reference document for those who are interested in gaining more insights into inclusive growth and sustainable development from the case study of Bangladesh.

part Part I|21 pages


chapter |8 pages


ByMoazzem Hossain

chapter 1|11 pages

Socio-Economics of Bangladesh: Present Status and Future Trajectory

ByQazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad

part Part II|128 pages

Transformation Over 1996 to 2020

chapter 3|22 pages

Remittances, Foreign Aid, and Economic Growth in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis 1

ByS A Abbas, E A Selvanathan, S Selvanathan

chapter 4|22 pages

Impact of COVID-19 on the Ready-Made Garments Industry of Bangladesh

ByRubaiyat Shaimom Chowdhury, S M Sohrab Uddin, Shafiqul Islam, Md Samsul Alam

chapter 5|21 pages

Energy Consumption and GDP Nexus in Bangladesh

ByManeka Jayasinghe, S Selvanathan, E A Selvanathan

chapter 6|34 pages

Determinants of Sustainable Foreign Direct Investments in Bangladesh

ByManeka Jayasinghe, S Selvanathan, E A Selvanathan

part Part III|62 pages

Innovation and Opportunities

chapter 7|18 pages

Nonfarm Employment and Household Calorie Consumption in Rural Bangladesh

ByRipon Kumar Mondal, E A Selvanathan, S Selvanathan, Moazzem Hossain

chapter 8|20 pages

Bangladesh's Agricultural Growth and Development Over Fifty Years

ByA M Muazzam Husain, Moazzem Hossain

part Part IV|54 pages

Challenges to 2030

part Part V|14 pages


chapter 13|12 pages

Sustainable Growth and Bangladesh's Prospects of Long-Term Prosperity

ByMoazzem Hossain