Bangladesh and ADB

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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.

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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

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