Bangladesh is home to over 166 million people. Children make up one third of the population. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh has made major progress and experienced rapid economic growth, but still faces challenges. It is extremely vulnerable to climate change, due to location and low elevation.
One in three children in Bangladesh is stunted, and in the poverty-stricken areas where we work, this is even higher. People often lack access to basic services.
We began in Bangladesh in 2005, establishing an office in 2012. We selected Bangladesh because of the high need and potential for return on investment; great impact with minimal cost per child.
- Total population 166 M
- GDP (current in $) 378
- Stunting rates 34%
- <5 mortality rate
(per 1,000 live births) 30.8
Our impact in Bangladesh
- Municipalities activated 62
- People reached 500,000
- Children under five reached 250,000
- People with safe water 100,000
- People with improved sanitation 30,000
- Children under five monitored on growth 24,000
- Pregnant women received pre- & postnatal care 2,500
- Entrepreneurs trained 500+
The 4 strategic pillars of Max Foundation Bangladesh are:
Implement integrated WASH, nutrition and care programmes (Healthy Village approach) to tackle stunting and disease
Influence stakeholders to maximise impact on child health
Entrepreneurial, stimulating businesses to ensure sustainable impact
Innovation and being data-driven to (im)prove, continuously learn and drive decision-making.