Emerging Asia Economics

Emerging Asia Economics Weekly

21 December, 2018

Key challenges facing Bangladesh after the election

The Awami League led by Prime Minister Hasina is widely expected to win the general election on 30th December. Low wages and a rapidly growing workforce mean Bangladesh should continue to pick up low-end manufacturing from China. But if Bangladesh is to raise trend growth to above 6% let alone meet the government’s ambitious 9% target, it is essential that it starts to diversify out of the garment trade and into other sectors such as electronics and consumer durables, where there is

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