Improving access to drinking water for all
Strengthening electricity networks
Encouraging sustainable urban mobility
Promoting CSR in the textile industry
Supporting health and social protection systems
Since 2010, annual economic growth has stood at 6% in Bangladesh. This performance is combined with considerable social progress. However, the challenges remain daunting: facilities and equipment are still inadequate, one of the highest population densities in the world, increasing urbanization and a high exposure to climate risks. AFD operates in Bangladesh to address these challenges.
The opening of an office in Dhaka in May 2013 has considerably improved project identification and implementation, in partnership with the administrative authorities and other international donors. Our focus area: financing large-scale infrastructure projects and promoting access to essential services for the people. Nine years after the opening of the office, AFD’s commitments stand at over €1.14 billion. This figure reaches €1.28 billion when the activities of PROPARCO, AFD’s private sector financing arm, are included.
AFD's Bangladesh office is directly attached to the South Asia regional office in New Delhi.