The World Bank (WB)

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...

June 29, 2019
June 29, 2019

WB to give $100m to boost public service delivery

The World Bank (WB) will provide $100 million to Bangladesh government for improving public service delivery through an effective, efficient and transparent public financial management system, a...

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

Bangladesh in top 5 growing economy: WB

Bangladesh is among the five fastest growing economies in the world, World Bank says. The outlook was reflected in a new World Bank report titled ‘The Bangladesh Development Update April 2019:...

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

WB approves $165m grant to help Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar

The World Bank (WB) approves a $165million grant to help Bangladesh provide basic services and build disaster and social resilience for the Rohingyas who fled violence in Myanmar and took shelter...

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

WB okays $185m to expand renewable energy generation

The World Bank has approved $185million to add up to 310 Megawatt (MW) in renewable energy generation capacity in Bangladesh and mobilize private sector participation to meet the growing demand for...

November 1, 2018
November 1, 2018

Bangladesh needs more reforms to make business easy: WB

Although the country has taken some initiatives to make doing business easier, the marginal change in Bangladesh's position in the World Bank Group's Doing Business 2019 report indicates...

October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018

$300m WB loans to boost cash transfer for poor

The government yesterday signed a $300 million loan agreement with World Bank to improve transparency and efficiency of its major cash transfer programmes for the poorest and vulnerable, including...