42166-013: Emergency Assistance for Food Security Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


It contributed to the efforts of the Government for 5 million poor and vulnerable people to have better access to food. It reduced the poverty levels of low-income groups. The focus of the Project was to improve access of the poor to food, income and livelihood support. It assisted in relieving the immediate fiscal pressures because of a sharp rise in safety net expenditures. It also assisted in sustaining the external balance, aggravated by higher import costs for food grains. Read More

Country Bangladesh
Project Number 42166-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Numbers TA No. 7101
Loan No. 2430
Approval Date 22 Jul 2008
Closing Date 21 Jun 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 170,600
Geographical Location Bangladesh
Sector Not yet classified
Subsector For Classification
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Rezaul K. Khan
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Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Bangladesh Resident Mission

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (MoFDM)
Ahmed Hossain Khan

Finance Division, MOF (EA)

PDS Creation Date
08 Jul 2008

Last PDS Update
20 Jul 2012