Bangladesh has a largely rural population of about 157 million. COL has worked with Bangladesh on numerous projects aimed at advancing open and distance learning (ODL) in the country. Bangladesh is a regular contributor to COL’s budget and participates in regional activities, many led by COL’s regional agency, the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).

School-age Population by Education Level1

22,702,097

 

15,400,125

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

57.2%

 

50.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20121

11%

 

15.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

20.8%

 

17.1%

Secondary(2011)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

55%

 

62.5%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

58%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

20%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

69

 

71

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.7 67.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.6 0.4
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
5.8 6.5
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015