Bangladesh: Projects and Results

Latest Project Results and Case Studies

  • June 2015

    Transforming Poor Communities, Changing Lives in Bangladesh

    A pioneering ADB project has transformed lives in Bangladesh by building infrastructure, improving health and education services, and empowering local businesses and residents - especially women.
  • January 2015

    Improved Teaching Methods Help Secondary Students in Bangladesh Learn Better

    Bangladesh is reforming its secondary education sector by focusing on teacher training, improving student's learning output, and promoting a positive classroom environment.
  • December 2014

    Urban Health Project Reaches Out to Dhaka’s Poor

    A maternity clinic run under a public-private partnership provides a model for delivering primary health care to the urban poor in Bangladesh.
  • November 2014

    Transforming Bangladesh Primary Education

    New teaching methods, increased student participation, and reward schemes for parents are helping Bangladesh modernize its vast primary education sector.
  • March 2013

    Empowering Women in Bangladesh, Nepal, and the Philippines

    Three women share how their lives have been changed as beneficiaries of and contributors to the success of development projects aimed at the most vulnerable in society.
  • September 2012

    Bangladesh: Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project II (RIIP-II) - 2011

    Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project II (RIIP-II) aims to contribute to poverty reduction by expanding the economic opportunities of the rural poor in Bangladesh. This will be achieved through improving rural infrastructure (focusing on roads and growth center markets), strengthening women's economic opportunities and public role, and improving local governance facilities and capacity.
  • March 2012

    Water and Irrigation Management in Bangladesh

    The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has taken a bold step forward to initiate a new approach which, if successfully implemented, could be replicated in other major irrigation systems.
  • December 2011

    Bangladesh Flooding and Disaster Management

    Sirajganj, Bangladesh─ When the rain-swollen Jamuna River breached its banks and inundated Sirajganj town 4 years ago, the streets were under knee-deep water, forcing shutdowns of businesses and schools. Even after the rain stopped, the floodwaters took more than 2 months to recede. Roads were ravaged and the town's poor drainage system ceased to function. Residents returned to homes that were no longer fit to live in.
  • December 2011

    Helping Women in Bangladesh Through Livestock Development

    Dharakantar, Bangladesh─At 20, Ayesha Siddik was married to a day laborer who generally earned less than a dollar a day. She lived in a mud and straw hut in this farming village in northern Rangpur district. Today, Ayesha is the owner of nine cattle worth Tk225,000 ($2,941). She lives in a three-room building that stands out in a village of mostly tin-roof houses, sends her two children to school, and has convinced her husband to help her raise cattle.
  • December 2011

    Bangladesh: Roads Connect People to Opportunities

    Taraganj, Bangladesh - Firoza Begum, 35, tends roadside saplings from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Tk90 (less than $2) a day. It is a meager salary, but she is thankful - not only for the salary, but for the road itself. That is because the newly built 10 kilometer road has brought together remote villages, government offices, a sprawling market, and a hospital in the northern region of Rangpur. The project also provides jobs to 116 women aged between 25 and 40, who nurse and protect 13,000 fruit and forest tree saplings.