The World Bank (WB)

June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

Stronger private sector critical for Bangladesh to realise economic potential: IFC, World Bank report

Bangladesh needs to embark on a new round of reforms to strengthen and modernise the private sector in a bid to unleash the country’s potential to drive diversified, export-led growth and create...

October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020

Bangladesh ahead in South Asia in GDP growth in FY2019-20: WB

The World Bank in a report has estimated that Bangladesh will do better than its South Asian neighbours in GDP growth for the fiscal year 2019-20.

September 26, 2020
September 26, 2020

Accessing safe water: World Bank approves $200m for Bangladesh

The World Bank (WB) has approved $200 million to help Bangladesh improve access to safe water and sanitation services in rural areas.

June 24, 2020
June 24, 2020

World Bank approves $500 million to help Bangladesh improve road connectivity

The World Bank has approved $500 million to help Bangladesh improve road connectivity along the Jashore-Jhenaidah corridor covering four western districts.

April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020

Coronavirus support: World Bank approves fast-track $100mn financing for Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved a fast-track $100 million financing to help Bangladesh prevent, detect, and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthen its national system for public health...

February 9, 2020
February 9, 2020

WB to support 1,200 women-owned businesses in Bangladesh

World Bank Group together with WEConnect International has launched a project to help 1,200 women-owned businesses connect with potential large local and multinational corporate buyers.

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

World Bank sees headwinds ahead for Bangladesh

The World Bank yesterday praised the progress Bangladesh achieved in recent years but apprehends a struggle ahead for the low tax revenue and banking sector’s poor condition.

September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019

WB to provide $100m to improve water supply, sanitation

The World Bank (WB) will provide $100 million to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation system in selected 30 municipalities in Bangladesh as well as to help build their capacities...

August 29, 2019
August 29, 2019

Govt, WB sign $185m-deal for renewable energy

The government signs a $185 million financing agreement with the World Bank to add about 310 megawatts renewable energy generation capacity, which will contribute to reliable, affordable...

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

WB to help Bangladesh improve climate-smart growth: Georgieva

The World Bank (WB) reaffirms its continued support to Bangladesh to achieve the country’s vision of reaching an upper-middle income status through ensuring green growth, as the bank’s Chief...