Emergency Flood Damage Rehabilitation in Bangladesh

Publication | July 2011

Flooding is not an unusual occurrence in Bangladesh, and the country’s people, infrastructure, and economy have been ravaged by floods numerous times. To promote resilience, partners need to act promptly and with flexibility.

Highlights

  • In terms of geographic extent and economic damage, the floods of mid-2004 were the worst experienced by Bangladesh.
  • The quick response of the Asian Development Bank 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.