Bangladesh: Country Operations Business Plan (2018–2020)

Institutional Document | August 2017

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2018–2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Bangladesh focuses on the country partnership strategy’s five priority investment areas: (i) easing infrastructure constraints, (ii) improving human capital, (iii) promoting economic corridor development, (iv) improving rural livelihoods, and (v) providing climate and disaster resilient infrastructure and services.

Accordingly, the 2018–2020 program will maintain operations in the following sectors: transport (26.9%); energy (20.0%); water and other urban infrastructure and services (20.6%); education (25.0%); agriculture, natural resources, and rural development (6.3%); and finance and public sector management (1.2%). The program seeks to support gender mainstreaming; governance and institutional strengthening; and knowledge solutions. Environmental and climate change considerations will be integrated into the project interventions.


  • Consistency of Business Plan with Country Partnership Strategy
  • Indicative Resource Parameters 
  • Summary of Changes to Lending and Nonlending Programs
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Bangladesh

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