Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2018
Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

ADB supports Bangladesh’s efforts to generate inclusive and sustainable growth, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Since 1973, ADB has approved $20.4 billion for 279 loans, $258.4 million for 432 technical assistance projects, and $787.1 million for 35 grants to Bangladesh.

ADB will provide assistance for projects contributing to regional connectivity, which will foster the development of economic zones and corridors. ADB will also help develop Bangladesh’s road and rail networks, seaports, and urban mass transport systems. It will work to enhance power and energy transmission and distribution, develop renewable energy plants and encourage regional grid interconnection. ADB will help deliver improved education and skills development, primary health care services, water and municipal services, rural infrastructure, and water resource management. It will also continue to foster public-private partnerships and develop small and medium-sized enterprises.

Gender mainstreaming, governance and institutional strengthening, and climate change mitigation and adaptation will all remain major pillars for ADB operations in Bangladesh.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Bangladesh as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.