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Bangladesh and ADB

ADB’s program in Bangladesh helps tackle COVID-19 and other challenges, while maintaining core priorities, including climate resilience.

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Bangladesh Facts

ADB's Work in Bangladesh

Exports, remittances, and domestic consumption buoyed Bangladesh’s economy in fiscal year 2021 with gross domestic product rising to 6.9%, from 3.4% in the previous year. Growth in both years was markedly lower than in the fiscal year 2019 and the average growth from 2016–2019 due to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a key source of external assistance for Bangladesh, providing $2 billion on average annually during 2016–2021. ADB’s assistance is aligned with Bangladesh’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.

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)

  Tel +880 2 55667000
  Fax +880 2 9117925 to 26

Edimon GINTING (Mr)
Country Director
Soon Chan HONG (Mr)
Senior Country Specialist
Tika LIMBU (Mr)
Head, Portfolio Management Unit
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: 9 December 2022