Bangladesh and ADB
In the Spotlight
ADB is partnering with non-governmental organizations and the private sector to deliver primary healthcare services to poor urban communities in Bangladesh.
ADB has approved a $167 million loan to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty in Bangladesh by improving production efficiency at a key gas field north of the capital Dhaka and by expanding transmission infrastructure.
As one of Bangladesh's largest sources of financing, ADB has supported projects in the energy, water supply and sanitation, agriculture and natural resources, education, and transport sectors.
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
- Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 2
- Natural Gas Infrastructure and Efficiency Improvement Project
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Railway Project, Phase 1 - Tranche 1
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Railway Project, Phase 1
- Khulna 800 MW LNG Based Power Plant Project
- Third Capital Market Development Program
- Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project
- Establishing a Regulatory Framework for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
- Improving Public Administration and Services Delivery through e-Solutions
- Second Capital Market Development Program
Maternal mortality ratio in Bangladesh, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Bangladesh, in millions (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Bangladesh (2010-2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Bangladesh (2010)