ADB's Work in Bangladesh
Shareholding and Voting Power
Number of shares held:
108,384 (1.019% of total shares)
147,498 (1.109% of total membership, 1.703% of total regional membership)
Overall capital subscription:
Paid-in capital subscription:
Bangladesh has more than halved its incidence of poverty over the past 25 years. The country gained lower middle-income status in 2015 and met the criteria to graduate from least-developed country status in March 2018. Bangladesh’s economic expansion has been robust over the past decade and in fiscal year (FY) 2019 the economy grew by 8.2%, the highest in the Asia and Pacific region.
The business district at Motijheel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
ADB has been a development partner of Bangladesh since 1973 and established its first field office in Dhaka in 1982. ADB is currently supporting Bangladesh under the country partnership strategy, 2016–2020, which aligns with the Government of Bangladesh’s Seventh Five Year Plan (FY 2016–FY 2020).
Since 1973, ADB has committed loans, grants, and technical assistance worth $24.24 billion for Bangladesh. The country is a major recipient of ADB concessional resources.