Bangladesh’s Business Confidence Index (BCI) has been found to be 39 on a scale of 100 – implying between low and moderate. The goal of the report is to quantify the prevalent business sentiments lending voice to the private sector business community, by coalescing their views in the form of a report. And this index is particularly interesting in the context of our country’s shift towards a middle income status. The study aims to understand the factors that influence the business ecosystem through a collection of facts, figures and opinions of our business community. It presents the status quo, identifies the challenges confronting growth and recommends action items to lever up the index in the coming years.