Bangladesh: Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project

Evaluation Document | 5 October 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project in November 2010. The project’s objective was to reduce poverty and raise incomes in 21 districts of northwest and southwest Bangladesh by fostering economic growth, capacity development, and gender equity. Project areas were selected based on their poverty concentration and connectivity potential. The project’s expected impact was reduced rural poverty in intervention areas. The targeted outcome was widened access to economic opportunities and social services for poor and women. There were three expected outputs: (i) improved road connectivity, (ii) upgraded marketing facilities with specific provision for women, and (iii) improved rural infrastructure management.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.