Bangladesh and ADB
In the Spotlight
After two devastating cyclones in three years, Bangladesh is building climate resilient homes, improving water quality and shifting to clean energy to counter climate related disasters.
In Natore, Western Bangladesh, women running their family farms are growing high value crops that are improving rural incomes and strengthening national food security.
ADB is providing fresh assistance to expand a water resources project in the southwest of Banglandesh that has sharply increased agriculture production and benefited over 191,000 people, including landless farmers and women.
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.
Over the past 2 decades, Bangladesh has succeeded in achieving a steady reduction of poverty incidence, with the number of people climbing above the national poverty line rising steadily. The country is 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.
Read the ADB and Bangladesh fact sheet.
Projects in Bangladesh
- Rural Connectivity Program (PDA)
- Regional Power Generation and Transmission Project (formerly Energy Efficiency Improvement II
- Second Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Project
- Natural Gas Production and Transmission Development Investment Program
- Industrial Energy Efficiency Finance Program (Prime Bank Limited)
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project
- Establishing a Regulatory Framework for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
- Improving Public Administration and Services Delivery through e-Solutions
- Second Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
- Irrigation Management Improvement Investment Program