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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: FI
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2016-01-19
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Borrower or Client: Government of Bangladesh
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The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
Investment Type(s): Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-11
Disclosure Date: 2016-09-19
Second Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Project

Project Description
According to bank documents, the Asian Development Bank is working with Bangladesh to increase economic growth and reduce poverty by supporting small businesses. The project will increase the number and size of commercially viable small businesses in Bangladesh by helping them obtain bank loans and other types of financing.
Investment Description
This project is also co-financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction. Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction TA 9068-BAN: Strengthening Capacities of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Stakeholders to Access Bank Financing and Services Loan 3367-BAN: Second Small and Medium -Sized Enterprise Development Project Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Contact Information
CONTACTS Executing Agencies Bank and Financial Institutions Division-MOF ARIJIT@FINANCE.GOV.BD Bangladesh Secretariat Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
Bank Documents