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Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2019
Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet

ADB is a leading multilateral development partner of Bangladesh in the energy, transport, and education sectors.

ADB has been a development partner of Bangladesh since 1973 and has committed a total of $22.9 billion for 282 loans, $269.18 million for 429 technical assistance projects, and $931.5 million for 44 grant projects.

During 2019–2021, the bank has a pipeline of 31 firm projects worth $4.3 billion and 21 standby projects worth $3.8 billion. The technical assistance program for 2019–2021 includes 17 projects worth about $17 million (including cofinancing). Standby projects are included to build a strong pipeline of bankable projects in response to the country’s needs, growing absorptive capacity, and project readiness. Gender equality, good governance, 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.