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:
Over the past 25 years, Bangladesh has more than halved its incidence of poverty. The country’s economy grew by an average of 6.9% from fiscal year (FY) 2011 to FY2019 and, despite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, expanded by an estimated 5.2% in FY2020. The country gained lower middle-income status in 2015 and met the United Nations eligibility criteria to graduate from the least developed country status (LDC) in March 2018 with graduation to be effective in 2026.
The business district at Motijheel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been supporting Bangladesh since 1973 and established its first field office in Dhaka in 1982. ADB is preparing a new country partnership strategy for 2021–2025, aligning with the Government of Bangladesh’s Eighth Five Year Plan (FY2021–FY2025).
Since 1973, ADB has committed loans, grants, and technical assistance worth $28.57 billion for Bangladesh. The country is a major recipient of ADB concessional resources. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Bangladesh amount to $17.12 billion. These were financed by regular and concessional ordinary capital resources, the Asian Development Fund, and other special funds.