Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2014

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Bangladesh as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

Bangladesh joined ADB in 1973 and established its first field office in 1982. As of 31 December 2013, ADB had provided the country with $15.03 billion in 241 loans, and $236.19 million in 402 technical assistance loans.

Bangladesh is a major recipient of ADB’s concessional Asian Development Fund resources. ADB’s earliest assistance to Bangladesh helped the country attain food self-sufficiency, before gradually shifting toward energy and transport in the late 1980s, and later to education, financial markets, and urban water supply and sanitation.