Bangladesh outdoes India, Pakistan in sustainable trade

[ Source: The Business Standard] Bangladesh has surpassed India and Pakistan in terms of sustainable trade on the back of better performance in economic and social areas, says the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

However, the ranking in the environmental aspect is poor for Bangladesh due to worsening deforestation and air and water pollution, according to the EIU’s latest Sustainable Trade Index 2020 commissioned by the Hinrich Foundation.

The country jumped five places up in the index scoring 49.3 out of 100 and ranked 12th among 20 Indo-Pacific economies, while India and Pakistan scored 47.1 and 43.9 respectively.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis division of the Economist Group providing forecasting and advisory services.
The index measures a country’s capacity to participate in the international trading system in a manner that supports the long-term domestic and global goals of economic growth, environmental protection, and social capital development.

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