Developing public transport
Improving access to drinking water for all
Strengthening electricity networks
Promoting CSR in the textile industry
Supporting the development of a maritime and waterway economy
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, attached to the regional agency in New Delhi, 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. Five years after the opening of the office, AFD’s commitments stand at over EUR 360m. This figure reaches EUR 460m when the activities of PROPARCO, AFD’s private sector financing arm, are included.