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A National Strategy for Economic Growth Poverty Reduction and Social Development

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Economic Relations Division Ministry of Finance Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Bangladesh March 2003 Policy document Economic activity, social development, strategy

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The present strategy addresses three key tasks facing the nation. The first one focuses on the need for consolidating past economic and social successes (the task of sustaining the positive gains). The second one pertains to the compulsions of avoiding the pitfalls of past development experiences (the task of overcoming the negative tendencies). The third one draws attention to the new challenges that the nation has to confront in the context of globalisation as well as new problems that arise from the present phase of domestic development (the task of addressing new challenges). The success of the strategy of poverty reduction and attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) would depend on the extent to which the above three tasks are addressed in the coming decade.

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