Bangladesh, with a population of 147.4 million1 is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 3.4 million people live in some 5000 slums of its capital city, Dhaka2. In 2010, the population of the city of Dhaka has been projected at 17.6 million people, with up to 60% in the slums.
Peter Lance, MEASURE Evaluation
Nearly 75% of Afghanistan's urban population, estimated at close to 5 million, may be living in slums.
In September 2000, leaders from 189 nations agreed on a vision for the future: a world with less poverty, hunger, and disease. This vision took the shape of eight Millennium Development Goals.