• Population 161,356,039
  • Area (km2) 147,630
  • GDP per capita (USD) 1,698.26
  • TPES (Mtoe) 40.52
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 78.27

Bangladesh’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While there are some improvements in Bangladesh’s performance compared to 2019, further steps must be taken to build on the work done. Particular attention should be given to strengthening the respect for property rights in the country.

risk level

Among the three risks assessed in EIRA, discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change are lower compared to breach of State obligations.

  • 43%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 43%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 55%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Bangladesh has a moderate performance on three indicators, and a good performance on one indicator. On the management of decision-making processes indicator, it has scored 68. Its performance on foresight of policy and regulatory change has improved by three points and now stands at 59. It has scored 58 on regulatory environment and investment conditions and 45 on rule of law.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Bangladesh’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is communication of vision and policies with a score of 70. Next is the sub-indicator institutional governance at 69. On transparency (68), regulatory effectiveness (67), and management and settlement of investor-State disputes (65) it has the same scores as in 2019. It has a moderate score of 50 on the sub-indicator restrictions on FDI. Compared to last year, its score has improved by three points on robustness of policy goals and commitments, and is now at 48. Its performance on the sub-indicator respect for property rights continues to be the lowest, at 25.