Bangladesh: SME Development and Export Expansion

Sovereign Project | 35225-012 Status: Closed

Latest Project Documents

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Project Name SME Development and Export Expansion
Project Number 35225-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3879-BAN: SME Development and Export Expansion
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dhaka, Bangladesh

Safeguard Categories

Environment FI
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over an 8 month period. The TA is scheduled to commence in August 2002. A team of consultants will provide a total of 32 person-months of consulting services (16 person-months of international and 16 person-months of domestic consultants). Consultants will be recruited on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The TA team will prepare an inception report 3 weeks after commencement of the TA, a midterm report at the end of the third month, a draft final report 3 weeks before TA completion, and a final report on TA completion. The TA team will hold consultative talks with the Government and discussions on the focus and program elements of SMEDEEP. The TA findings and recommendations will be presented in a high-level workshop.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vivek Rao
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Commerce
Mr. Suhel Ahmed Chowdhury
Rm 135, Bldg 3 Dhaka, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2002 to 15 Mar 2002
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 09 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 07 Feb 2007

TA 3879-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Jun 2002 04 Dec 2002 04 Dec 2002 30 Apr 2003 15 Dec 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 11 Jun 2002 598,954.65

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.