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Bangladesh and ADB

ADB is a leading multilateral development partner of Bangladesh in the energy, transport, and education sectors.

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Economic Forecast

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Poverty in Bangladesh

Development indicators for Bangladesh, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results of ADB-Supported Operations

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018

ADB Projects in Bangladesh

Project Results

  • Emergency Assistance in Bangladesh
    Project Result / Case Study | 10 February 2020
    Emergency Assistance in Bangladesh

    The influx of more than 700,000 people from Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Cox’s Bazar District in neighboring Bangladesh in August 2017 created a humanitarian crisis. Joining concerted international efforts, ADB quickly mobilized ADF grant funding of $100 million to help ensure this emergency situation did not escalate further.

  • Bangladesh: Throwing a Lifeline to Small Businesses
    Project Result / Case Study | 8 November 2018
    Bangladesh: Throwing a Lifeline to Small Businesses

    A partnership between Bangladesh and ADB provided loans to rural and women-owned businesses that struggled to access the credit needed to expand their operations.

  • Cassava Recipe for Farming Success in Bangladesh
    Project Result / Case Study | 19 December 2017
    Cassava Recipe for Farming Success in Bangladesh

    ADB's partnership with food company PRAN-RFL helps expand contract farming, make cassava an attractive crop, and build the agribusiness sector.


15 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB to Help Prevent and Control COVID-19 by Strengthening WASH+H Approach in Projects

ADB has approved a $2 million technical assistance grant to help select developing members prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by expanding and integrating water, sanitation, hygiene, and health...

10 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Increases Support for Power Distribution in Bangladesh

ADB has approved a $200 million loan as additional financing to the ongoing Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project to further improve electricity distribution network in rural areas in the Khulna division.

08 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves Additional Financing to Help COVID-19 Affected Microenterprises in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $50 million loan to help restore the economic activities of microenterprises in Bangladesh, which have been severely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

29 Sep 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves $160 Million Loan to Improve Sewerage System in Khulna, Bangladesh

ADB has approved a $160 million loan to establish a sustainable and inclusive sewerage system in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third-largest city and center of south–west economic corridor.


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