The preparation of the Eighth Five Year Plan was commissioned in 2019. Initially, a ‘National Steering
Committee’ was formed under the chairmanship of the Honorable Minister of Planning to oversight the
preparation of the plan. A ‘Panel of Economists’, under the chairmanship of Dr. Wahiduddin Mahmud, has also been formed comprising luminous Bangladeshi economists, sociologists, educationalists, and experts in relevant fields, who gave continuous support to shaping the Eighth Five Year Plan. In this noble initiative, GED has ensured the partnership of all the government ministries/divisions/agencies, policymakers, academia, civil society organizations, NGOs, development partners, think tanks, and thought leaders in formulating this plan. A total of twenty-five background studies have also been conducted with the help of eminent experts in their respective fields. Most importantly, the concerned ministries/divisions have provided inputs with updated data that were reflected in the Eighth Five Year Plan.

Eighth Five Year Plan (English Version)