According to the bank's website, "The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is one of the poorest regions of Bangladesh. Poverty in CHT stems from prolonged under-development in the five forms of capital which are necessary to sustain livelihoods and improve overall human well-being namely: (i) physical capital (i.e., the lack of roads and bridges, telecommunications, water supply, irrigation and agriculture facilities; (ii) human capital (i.e., the lack of access to education and vocational skills and health services; (iii) social capital (i.e., prevailing political tensions, fragmented local leadership, lack of governance and social exclusion; (iv) natural capital (i.e., unsustainable land uses as a result of uncertain tenurial rights, and increased climate vulnerability; and (v) financial capital (i.e., lack of personal savings and credit, limited inward remittances, and the limited flow of development funds from both the public and private sectors)."
Responsible ADB Officer Ranawana, Sanath
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Banglad, Building No. 4 (6th floor)
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