Bangladesh: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

Publication | October 2007

ADB has been a leading development partner since Bangladesh became a member in 1973. As of 31 December 2006, cumulative public sector lending to Bangladesh amounted to $8.2 billion.

This country brief presents how ADB's operations in Bangladesh help improve People's lives in the country and the challenges ADB and the countries face in pursuing agreed development goals. ADB has been a leading development partner since Bangladesh became a member in 1973. As of 31 December 2006, cumulative public sector lending to Bangladesh amounted to $8.2 billion—$7.4 billion Asian Development Fund (158 loans) and $0.8 billion ordinary capital resources (12 loans).

As of the end of 2006, public sector lending was dominated by four sectors: energy (24.7%), agriculture and natural resource (20.3%), transport and communications (20.2%), and education (10.9%). Lending in other sectors including finance, governance, and multisector operations has been relatively small, although these sectors have been given more prominence in recent years.

Contents 

  • Overview of Country Achievements and Development Challenges
  • Volume and Performance of ADB Operations
  • Highlights of ADB Results
  • Current ADB Portfolio and Assistance Pipeline
  • Ownership, Alignment and Managing for Results in ADB Operations
  • ADB's Role in Donor Coordination and Harmonization Initiatives

Additional Details

Type
Series
Subjects
  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • ADB funds and products
  • Public sector (Sovereign) financing
Countries
  • Bangladesh
SKU
  • ARM113120

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