Bangladesh-ADB: 40 Years of Development Partnership

Publication | October 2013

This book provides an overview of ADB's development assistance to Bangadesh over the last 40 years.

  • US$32.00 (hardcopy)

Bangladesh has made impressive socioeconomic gains with a steady rise in its gross domestic product, a decrease in overall rates of poverty, boost in social development, and steady movement toward achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

ADB has been a key partner in Bangladesh's struggle for a better future since 1973 by contributing to critical socioeconomic and governance reforms. As of 31 December 2012, ADB's cumulative lending amounted to about $14.1 billion for 234 loans, and its technical assistance grants amounted to $221.7 million for 389 projects.

The country is also one of the largest recipients of concessional Asian Development Fund resources. ADB has been the second-largest source of development financing, and one of the lead financiers in energy, transport, education, water supply and sanitation, agriculture and natural resources, and finance sectors of Bangladesh.


  • Bangladesh - ADB Development Partnership: An Overview
  • Transport: Connectivity to Progress
  • Education: Building the Future
  • Energy: Energy for Prosperity
  • Urban: Water Supply and Other Municipal Infrastructure and Services
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Finance: Helping Strengthen the Financial Markets
  • Private Sector Development: Catalyzing Private Sector Participation in Development
  • Regional Cooperation and Integration: Improving Subregional Integration for Prosperity
  • Climate Change: In Quest of Green Growth
  • Gender and Development: Empowering Women
  • Governance: Good Governance for Shared Development
  • Bangladesh-ADB Partnership: Looking Forward

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance sector development
  • Gender Equality
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Private sector development
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Bangladesh
  • 176
  • 8.5 x 11
  • RPT135797-2
  • 978-92-9254-266-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9254-267-2 (electronic)

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