Asian Development Bank

October 9, 2022
October 9, 2022

Basic digital skills sought in 9 out of 10 jobseekers

Employers in Bangladesh required nine out of the last 10 jobseekers they hired in the past five years to possess at least basic digital literacy and skills, found an Asian Development Bank (ADB) and LinkedIn survey.  

October 9, 2022
October 9, 2022

Infrastructure development: ADB ready to give $20b but has concerns

The Asian Development Bank is ready to give over $20 billion to finance Bangladesh’s road and railway projects but raised concerns over the timely implementation of schemes.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Carbon debt-free future for every child

I became fully aware of the environmental challenges that we face when I visited Boracay Island in the Philippines a few years ago. The amazing picturesque beaches with white sand and blue lagoons were disturbed by the over-interest of tourists like me.

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

IMF cuts Bangladesh's GDP growth forecasts to 6.4%

The International Monetary Fund has revised down its economic growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year largely because of Russia-Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions.

April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

7.5% GDP growth target set for fiscal 2023

The government has set an ambitious economic growth target of 7.5 per cent for the next fiscal year although the country faces new headwinds owing to higher prices of commodities globally and is still recovering from the shocks of the coronavirus pandemic.

March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020

ADB provides $300,000 grant to help Bangladesh tackle Covid-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300,000 emergency grant yesterday to support the Bangladesh government’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

ADB sounds caution over taking BRI loans

In a word to the wise, ADB President Takehiko Nakao yesterday advised countries to scrupulously evaluate the merits of a project before approaching China for funding under its flagship Belt and Road Initiative.

May 2, 2019
May 2, 2019

‘ADB considers US$ 100m grant for Rohingyas in Bangladesh’

The Asian Development Bank is considering to provide a grant of US$ 100 million to Bangladesh specially for the Rohingya refugees, ADB President Takehiko Nakao says.

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

Banking sector's health weakens

The financial health of the banking sector is weakening due to rising non-performing loans, a lack of corporate governance and increasing capital shortfall, according to an Asian Development Bank report released yesterday.

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017

Sri Lanka, Pakistan among Asia’s most undernourished countries

Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have the highest rates of undernourishment in Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank.