Bangladesh and ADB

ADB’s support for Bangladesh advances climate resilience and socioeconomic recovery from external shocks with a focus on job creation, social protection, and sustainable infrastructure and development.

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Bangladesh Facts

ADB's Work in Bangladesh

Exports, remittances, and domestic consumption buoyed Bangladesh’s economy in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ended on 30 June 2022. Gross domestic product growth was at 7.1%, up from 6.9% in FY 2021. Growth, however, was dampened by the global economic slowdown caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which affected Bangladesh’s economy through a widening external balance and rising inflation.

ADB is a key source of external assistance for Bangladesh, providing $2 billion on average every year since 2016. ADB’s assistance is aligned with the country’s Eighth Five-Year Plan, 2021–2025 and the Perspective Plan, 2021–2041.


Data: Bangladesh

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Bangladesh, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.


ADB Projects in Bangladesh View all projects


Contact: Bangladesh Resident Mission (BRM)

Plot E-31, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh, GPO Box No. 2100

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday)

Edimon Ginting (Mr)
Country Director
Jiangbo Ning (Mr)
Deputy Country Director
Na Won Kim (Ms)
Country Operations Head
Gobinda Bar (Mr)
Team Leader, External Relations

Established in 1982, Bangladesh Resident Mission's primary responsibilities include:

  • Initiate and maintain dialogue with the government on issues that are of relevance to ADB operations in the country
  • Strengthen project processing and portfolio management
  • Prepare the country partnership strategy and its annual updates
  • Strengthen working relations with the government, development partners, NGOs, civil society, and the private sector
  • Plan and prepare ADB's substantive economic and sector work for Bangladesh
  • Promote external relations and disseminate information about ADB and its operations

BRM will be closed on these dates:

* = Subject to moon sighting

Last updated: 15 March 2024