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Bangladesh and ADB

In the Spotlight

From 1990 to 2015, Bangladesh halved its incidence of poverty—meeting one of its core Millennium Development Goals—and gained lower-middle-income status in 2015. The country’s economic growth has been robust over the past decade, and was almost double the global average in the fiscal year that ended on 30 June 2015.

In 2015, the Government of Bangladesh developed its Seventh Five-Year Plan. The plan covers FY2016–FY2020 and aims for Bangladesh to reach the middle-income level by 2021.

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.

Bangladesh is a member of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.


Projects in Bangladesh