Bangladesh and ADB

In the Spotlight


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.

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155.80(2014) Population in millions

1.6%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

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

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