Bangladesh is an over populated country with an approximate population of 154.7 Million [1]. Presently it is moving forward to catch the line of mid income countries from the low income country in a steady pace. This progress can be perceived from the improvement in the education, health, GDP, GNI as well as in other basic development indicators over the years. The main focus of this study is to find out the changes in the rural economic and social development over last three decades and appraise the situation of the rural areas (three villages) comparing to the overall development of Bangladesh. As per World Bank report, current primary enrolment is 114% (2011,%gross), Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty line is 31.5% (2010),Life expectancy at birth is 70 years (2012), GNI per capita, Atlas method is $840 current USD (2012). Life expectancy at birth has been increased significantly over the years as well as the primary enrolment. The progress in sanitation and health awareness to the villagers also increased during the study period. But the percentage of rural people living below the poverty line has not been decreased due to very little change in their livelihood and earnings. Water supply during the dry season remains a headache for the rural people still now and most importantly GNI per capita of these rural areas are not satisfactory.

How to Cite
N. SHAHA, M. N. B. ZAMAN, B.. A Case Study on Social and Economic Development of Rural Areas over Last Three Decades: Bangladesh Perspective. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], sep. 2014. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/1194>. Date accessed: 12 june 2021.