Bangladesh has made a significant progress in energy management and has moved seven notches up in the major global energy index, prepared and released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The Geneva-based WEF in its "Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) 2016" put Bangladesh at 106, up from 112th position of last year.
The country also achieved a higher overall score for better energy management towards economic growth and development and environmental sustainability.
BSS adds from the WEF report: This year the country earned a total score of 0.50 on a scale from 0-1 against last year's score of 0.45. Progress has also been made in economic growth and development (from 0.52 to 0.63), environmental sustainability (from 0.39 to 0.44) and energy access and security (from 0.44 to 0.45).
The EAPI ranks countries on their ability to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable energy.
Switzerland topped the index followed by Norway with scores of 0.79 and 0.78. Sweden, France and Denmark were among the top five countries, with each of them scoring 0.76.
Conversely, Bahrain (0.36) was at the bottom of the index which included 126 countries. Lebanon (0.43), Yemen Republic (0.44), Haiti (0.44) and Ethiopia (0.44) were the four other countries in the bottom five.
Among the South Asian nations, Sri Lanka was ranked at 54th, India 90th, Pakistan 103rd and Nepal 115th.