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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Bangladesh from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

 

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Australian Government - Bangladesh
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Profile - Bangladesh
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Bangladesh
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Bangladesh
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Bangladesh
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Bangladesh
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Bangladesh
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

India Foreign Relations Brief - Bangladesh
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.

ITC - Bangladesh
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Bangladesh
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - Bangladesh
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNdata Country Profile - Bangladesh
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Worldwide - Bangladesh
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Bangladesh
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Bangladesh
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Bangladesh
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Bangladesh
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Government Portal

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Bangladesh Parliament - Legislative Information Centre
Links to information on Parliament activities and duties, as well as the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Chief Adviser's Office
The office of the Head of the Government of Bangladesh.

Ministries of Bangladesh

Ministry of Commerce

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Includes the Supreme Court and the Office of the Attorney General.

National Archives and National Library of Bangladesh
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Bangladesh" as the search terms.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Bangladesh" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Bangladesh.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Bangladesh" as the search term.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Bangladesh
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Bangladesh
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Bangladesh.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Asian Development Bank - Bangladesh
Projects, publications, and news about Bangladesh and the ADB.

BIMSTEC - Bangladesh
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) promotes economic and technical development of its member states in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Commonwealth of Nations - Bangladesh
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."

D-8 - Bangladesh
"D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an arrangement for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey."

Delegation of the European Commission to Bangladesh
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Bangladesh in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Bangladesh.

EU's Relations with Bangladesh
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Bangladesh.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Bangladesh), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

ILO - SRO-New Delhi (Bangladesh)
The Subregional Office for South Asia, New Delhi (SRO-New Delhi) covers seven countries in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran Islamic Republic of,  Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) for the International Labour Organization (ILO).

IMF - Bangladesh
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Bangladesh).

Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Bangladesh
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

SAARC
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) promotes economic and social development in member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka).

SESRIC - People's Republic of Bangladesh
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Bangladesh from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Bangladesh
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations in Bangladesh
UN Country Team in Bangladesh comprises all UN agencies based in Dhaka including: UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA, UNESCO, WHO, FAO, UNHCR, ILO and including the wider UN family, the World Bank, IOM and IMF.

USAID - Bangladesh
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - Bangladesh
U.S.-Bangladesh relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - Bangladesh
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Bank - Bangladesh
World Bank data, projects, and research in Bangladesh.

World Food Programme - Bangladesh
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. World Trade Organization - Bangladesh
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Bangladesh
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: Bangladesh
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programs in Bangladesh.

WHO (World Health Organization)
Bangladesh: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies - Bangladesh News
Indian institute studying security issues relating to South Asia.

International Crisis Group - Bangladesh
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Bangladesh.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Bangladesh.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
bangladesh and econom* bangladesh and econom*
bangladesh and histor* bangladesh and histor*
bangladesh and politic* bangladesh and politic*
bangladesh
(government publications only)
bangladesh
(government publications only)

The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

 

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