Bangladesh and ADB
In the Spotlight
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.
ADB is to help finance increased transmission capacity of a cross-border electricity link between India and Bangladesh allowing Bangladesh to better meet sharply rising power demand and support increased power exchanges across South Asia.
This report describes the development of financial soundness indicators for Bangladesh and analyzes how these can help identify key challenges to support financial sector stability in the country.
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.
Projects in Bangladesh