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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, 2010-2018

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
    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
    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
    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.


09 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB, Education Above All Foundation Agree to Work Together for Quality Primary Education for Out-of-School Children

ADB and the Qatar-based Education Above All Foundation have signed an agreement to carry out $100 million in joint projects to put out-of-school and at-risk children into quality primary education.

15 Jun 2020 | News Release

ADB Supports Rural Road Network Expansion in Bangladesh

ADB has approved a $100 million loan to expand the coverage of an ongoing rural road network improvement project in Bangladesh, connecting the rural population to agricultural development zones.

10 Jun 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Finances Landmark Private Sector Solar Plant in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $17.7 million financing package with Spectra Solar Park Limited (SSPL) to invest in a 35-megawatt utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Bangladesh. The solar park is one of the first pr....

07 May 2020 | News Release

ADB Approves $500 Million for Bangladesh's COVID-19 Response

ADB today approved an additional $500 million loan to bolster the efforts of the Government of Bangladesh to manage the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the country’s economy and the public health.


Bangladesh Resident Mission (BRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Plot E-31, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
GPO Box No. 2100

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