Bangladesh: Country Partnership Strategy (2016-2020)

Institutional Document | September 2016

This Country Partnership Strategy defines ADB's strategic approach in Bangladesh for 2016–2020.

ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Bangladesh in 2016–2020 will adopt a broad-based approach to respond flexibly to the needs and demand of the country.

ADB will support: (i) easing infrastructure constraints in key sectors, such as energy, transport, and urban development; (ii) creating conditions for greater private sector participation to attract investment; (iii) enhancing the productivity, and skills of the workforce; (iv) increasing the productivity of agriculture and creating gainful rural employment opportunities outside agriculture; (v) helping Bangladesh take advantage of its location as regional transport and trade hub; (vi) managing environmental and climate change-related vulnerabilities; and (vii) addressing institutional capacity constraints and improving governance. Individual interventions in each area will be based on careful consideration of the core strengths of ADB and the role of other development partners.

ADB assistance is strongly aligned with the government’s Vision 2021 and its Seventh Five-Year Plan, which lays out a road map for higher, sustainable, and inclusive growth. ADB engagement complements the strategies of other development partners by taking a sector-wide approach and pursuing common policy dialogues. CPS priorities also reflect recommendations from the previous CPS, South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Operational Plan 2016–2025, and ADB’s corporate strategy under the Strategy 2020 midterm review.


  • Country at a Glance
  • Country Partnership Strategy Snapshot
  • Country Development Context
  • Country Strategy Framework
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Bangladesh


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