EEG Energy Insight: Electricity in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the 92nd largest country in the world, the 8th most populous (population 163 million), and the 12th most densely populated. Gross domestic product (GDP) in Bangladesh was $274.03 billion in 2018, making it the world's 39th largest economy.

Alongside 25 ongoing research projects, EEG is carrying out scoping studies in countries the UK Department for International Development (DFID) are considering for possible future additional energy research investments. The aim of EEG's scoping study in Bangladesh was to identify potential research questions around large-scale electricity infrastructure and to explore the extent of research capability in the country.

This energy insight provides background on Bangladesh’s energy sector and lays out the key issues and challenges identified during the scoping exercise.

Jamie Stewart, Solaiman Muhit