ADB Approves $21.02 Billion in Financing in 2013

The substantial lending volume reflects Asia’s continued need for development assistance, despite impressive growth and poverty reduction efforts in recent years. Read More

Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

Bangladesh: Development Effectiveness Brief 2014

Bangladesh has made impressive socioeconomic gains with a steady rise in its gross domestic product, a decrease in overall poverty rates, and continued progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Read More

Overview

Delay in implementation of development projects continues to constrain Bangladesh’s development.

ADB's country partnership strategy (CPS) for 2011-2015 emphasizes the need to design projects that are better prepared for implementation. This means projects that are simpler, taking into consideration capacity constraints, and including covenants that are realistic, focused, and properly sequenced.

Fast Facts

151.82 (2012)
Population in millions

1.4% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth

31.5% (2010)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
2,078.55 / 13.82
Agriculture (60)
 
1,377.16 / 9.16
Education (21)
 
3,843.55 / 25.56
Energy (42)
 
751.73 / 5.00
Finance (21)
 
174.10 / 1.16
Health (6)
 
585.80 / 3.89
Industry and Trade (17)
 
1,046.70 / 6.96
Multisector (11)
 
919.85 / 6.12
Public Sector (6)
 
3,103.70 / 20.64
Transport and ICT (42)
 
1,159.10 / 7.71
Water Supply (17)
 
15,040.24 / 100.00
TOTAL (243)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013