Bangladesh and ADB
In the Spotlight
ADB will provide $200 million in loans to small and medium-sized enterprises in rural Bangladesh to help them gain access to credit. The credit facility will target in particular firms run by women.
This paper analyzes the success of the solar home system program in Bangladesh, which today provides clean, reliable electricity to more than 16 million people in rural off-grid areas.
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.
As one of Bangladesh's largest sources of financing, ADB has supported projects in the energy, water supply and sanitation, agriculture and natural resources, education, and transport sectors.
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 Infrastructure Maintenance Program (formerly Rural Connectivity Program) (PDA)
- Regional Power Generation and Transmission Project (formerly Energy Efficiency Improvement II
- Dhaka Water Supply Network Improvement
- SASEC Dohazari-Cox's Bazar Railway Project
- Industrial Energy Efficiency Finance Program (Prime Bank Limited)
- Strategic Master Plan for Chittagong Port
- Southwest Area Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project
- Establishing a Regulatory Framework for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
- Second Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project