Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016
Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

ADB has provided Bangladesh with $17.2 billion in loans and $244.6 million for technical assistance projects since 1973.

In recent years, ADB development efforts in Bangladesh have focused on energy security, transport services and connectivity, education and skills development, water resources management, urban infrastructure, and finance. ADB will support Bangladesh’s efforts to achieve objectives of faster, inclusive, and sustainable growth; the newly endorsed Sustainable Development Goals; and attainment of middle-income status by 2021.

ADB will also provide assistance for large-scale, transformational infrastructure projects, especially in transport and energy. This includes projects contributing to regional connectivity, which will foster the development of economic zones and corridors, and generate associated development benefits.

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.