Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2015

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.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been supporting Bangladesh since 1973, with its first field office established in the country in 1982.

As of 31 December 2014, ADB has provided Bangladesh with $16.1 billion in loans for 248 projects, and $240.6 million for 409 technical assistance projects. Bangladesh is a major recipient of concessional resources from ADB’s Asian Development Fund.

Over the past 2 decades, the number of people climbing above the national poverty line has risen steadily, and the country is on track to achieve most of the Millennium Development Goals.