Bangladesh: Development Effectiveness Brief 2014 | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Development Effectiveness Brief 2014

Publication | December 2013
Bangladesh: Development Effectiveness Brief 2014

This publication highlights impressive socioeconomic gains of Bangladesh. As of November 2013, ADB provided 242 loans and technical assistance grants for 402 projects.

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 economic and governance reforms. As of November 2013, ADB's cumulative lending for Bangladesh amounted to about $15.3 billion for 242 loans, and technical assistance grants amounted to about $232.41 million for 402 projects. The country is also one of the largest recipients of concessional Asian Development Fund resources. ADB has been the second-largest source of financing, and one of the lead development partners in the energy, water supply and sanitation, agriculture and natural resources, finance, education, and transport sectors of Bangladesh.


  • Bangladesh and ADB: A Development Partnership
  • ADB’s Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Organizational Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance