Bangladesh and ADB
In the Spotlight
Bangladesh is reforming its secondary education sector by focusing on teacher training, improving student's learning output, and promoting a positive classroom environment.
From 2014 to 2018, the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation program will focus on five priority areas in improving trade facilitation efficiency: customs modernization and harmonization; standards and conformity assessment strengthening; cross-border facilities improvement; through transport facilitation; and institution and capacity building. Download the document.
Bangladesh has made impressive socioeconomic gains with a steady rise in its gross domestic product, a decrease in overall rates of poverty, boost in social development, and steady movement toward achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Bangladesh has succeeded in achieving a steady reduction of poverty incidence, with the population living below the national poverty line steadily falling over the past 2 decades. The country is now on track to achieve most of the Millennium Development Goals.
For more than 40 years, ADB has been a key partner in Bangladesh's struggle for a better future by contributing to critical socioeconomic and governance reforms.
Under the country partnership strategy for 2011-2015, ADB supports the efforts of the government to make growth more inclusive and greener by improving connectivity, promoting skills, improving financial markets, boosting energy efficiency and access, promoting public-private partnerships, making cities more livable, improving the management of water resources, and reducing flood risk.
153.60(2013) Population in millions
1.5%(2008-2013) Average annual population growth rate
31.5%(2010) Population living below the national poverty line