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Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet
dc.description.abstractUpdated 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.Bangladesh joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1973. Cumulative lending amounts to about $12.1 billion for 212 loans, with $202.7 million for technical assistance grants for 363 projects. The country is one of the largest borrowers of concessionary Asian Development Fund resources. The loans and technical assistance grants have supported all key sectors, including energy, transport, social infrastructure, agriculture, and natural resources. ADB has also supported eight private sector projects worth $242.18 million, including the Meghnaghat Power Project—the first build-own-operate power project in the country—and GrameenPhone, which substantially expanded rural access to mobile phone services. In the late 1980s, ADB was primarily a lender for growth-promoting investment projects. In the 1990s, loans became more closely linked to institutional and policy support, with program loans targeted at the agriculture, industry, railway, finance, and energy sectors. There was also a growing emphasis on social infrastructure with focus on human development, gender equality, and poverty reduction. In line with the 1999 country operational strategy, ADB expanded its support into new areas in urban and rural infrastructure, and education to encompass decentralization and good governance.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.titleAsian Development Bank and Bangladesh: Fact Sheet
dc.subject.expertAccess To Water
dc.subject.expertAvailable Water
dc.subject.expertDemand For Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water
dc.subject.expertDrinking Water And Sanitation
dc.subject.expertGroundwater Quality
dc.subject.expertManaging Water Resources
dc.subject.expertDemand For Water
dc.subject.expertUrban Development
dc.subject.expertUrban Conditions
dc.subject.expertUrban Areas
dc.subject.expertPublic Water Supplies
dc.subject.expertWater & Sanitation Assocation (Wasa)
dc.subject.expertWater And Sanitation
dc.subject.adbUrban Plans
dc.subject.adbEconomic Development
dc.subject.adbUrban concentration
dc.subject.adbSewage management
dc.subject.adbSanitation services wastes
dc.subject.adbWater Shortage
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.subject.naturalLocal government
dc.subject.naturalFresh water
dc.subject.naturalWater quality management
dc.subject.naturalDrinking water protection
dc.subject.naturalWater quality
dc.subject.naturalWater availability
dc.subject.naturalPublic utilities
dc.title.seriesFact Sheets
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorAsian Development Bank

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    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Fact Sheets provide concise information on ADB member economies, their operations, and their contact information. They also provide summaries of the most recent and current ADB-assisted programs and ongoing challenges as well as future directions for that particular ADB member.

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