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

22,855,911

 

15,388,625

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20151

67.4%

 

59.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20141

11.4%

 

15.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

20.8%

 

17.6%

Secondary(2013)

 

Tertiary (2014)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

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 

 

0.5 83.4
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
2.0 13.4
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
8.2 14.4
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017