It's time to let the voices of over 50 million young Bangladeshis be heard. How is its next generation shaping Bangladesh, and how can future development better serve the needs of those young people?

This report is based on a mixed methodology of desk research, a series of focus group discussions, a nationally representative survey of 5,000 young people aged 15-30 and an online survey. This is complimented with in-depth interviews with 15 young people that represent the diversity that exists in Bangladesh in 2015.

About Next Generation

Next Generation is a series of global British Council research focusing on the attitudes and aspirations of young people, and the policies and conditions that support them in becoming creative, fulfilled and active citizens. 

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives.  

In countries where we have conducted multiple Next Generation reports, the first acts as a benchmark, with later research taking a deep dive into a given area, such as democratic engagement or experience of conflict.