Bangladesh: Emergency Disaster Damage Rehabilitation (Sector) Project

Publication | October 2012

The devastating 2007 floods and cyclone in Bangladesh, affecting 25 million people in 51 districts, caused severe damage to livelihood, infrastructure, and other assets. The disaster disrupted economic activities, inflicting heavy losses to crops and slowing expansion in industries and services.

To help contribute to sustainable economic growth by minimizing the devastating impact of the severe floods and cyclone, and reducing future risk from similar hazard events, the Asian Development Bank, in 2008, approved the Emergency Disaster Damage Rehabilitation (Sector) project. This brief gives a summary of the results of the said project.