Bangladesh And Pakistan: The Great Divergence

PIDE Knowledge Brief No. 16:2020
Publication Year : 2020

There Was A Time When Bangladesh Lagged Behind Pakistan In The Quality Of Life Measured By Any Of Its Major Indicators, Except For Adult Literacy And Schooling Of Children. But It Is A Different Story Today. Bangladesh Is Ahead Of Pakistan In Almost Every Respect. I Intend To Present The Facts (Data) To Support This Proposition First And Then Explore The Reasons For The Great Divergence. I Am Far More Certain About The Evidence Than I Am Of My Explanation Since Some Of It Is Guesswork, Though Hopefully Not Too Off The Mark.