Emergency Flood Damage Rehabilitation in Bangladesh

Publication | July 2011

In terms of geographic extent and economic damage, the floods of mid-2004 were the worst experienced by Bangladesh. The Asian Development Bank's quick response to the Government of Bangladesh's request for assistance led to a $15 million grant and $180 million loan for damage rehabilitation, and the establishment of a decentralized Flood Monitoring Unit in Dhaka. ADB's assistance strengthened the partnership between Bangladesh and its development partners and simplified several administrative processes to facilitate speedy decision-making and action.