Bangladesh has had tremendous success in attaining its education goals. Policy interventions such as public–private partnerships and subsidy programmes have been the driving forces behind this. According to the intergovernmental body World Bank, net primary enrolment in 2015 was nearly universal, at 98%, compared with 80% in 2000. Secondary school enrolment had increased to 54% in 2015 from 45% in 2000. Meanwhile, socioeconomic disparities have reduced sharply between the highest and the lowest economic classes at both primary and secondary levels. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has achieved what many developing countries have struggled to achieve: it has reached near gender parity.