World Bank

May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019

WB to help improve 4 neighborhoods in Dhaka

The government has signed a $100.5 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the condition of living of four large neighborhoods in Dhaka city, benefitting about a million residents.

May 8, 2019
May 8, 2019

WB helps Bangladesh improve service delivery for Rohingya

The Bangladesh government signs a $165 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank (WB) to provide basic services and build disaster and social resilience for the Rohingya who are fleeing...

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

Shunned by investors, poorer nations seek to climate-proof growth

As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change - from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala - have proposed new ways to...

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

Reforms needed to sustain growth

Bangladesh needs to come up with reforms at the earliest to sustain the growth momentum which has landed it among the five fastest growing economies in the world, the World Bank said yesterday.

March 10, 2019
March 10, 2019

WB okays $165m to help provide for Rohingyas

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

January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019

World Bank chief resigns abruptly

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigned on Monday, more than three years before his term ends in 2022, amid differences with the Trump administration over climate change and...

December 9, 2018
December 9, 2018

WB approves $500m to boost livestock in Bangladesh

The World Bank (WB) has approved USD 500 million to improve livestock and dairy production in Bangladesh so that the country can meet growing demand for egg, meat and milk to improve the...

October 3, 2018
October 3, 2018

Killing the environment

A recent World Bank report—an environmental analysis of Bangladesh—should erase any remaining doubts about the critical level that environmental pollution has reached in the country.

September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018

Pollution the killer

Some 18,000 deaths from environmental pollution occurred in 2015 in Dhaka, the second least livable city in the world, a World Bank report says.

June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018

WB announces $480m grants for Rohingya

The World Bank has announced $480 million grant-based support to help Bangladesh address the needs of Rohingya refugees in health, education, water and sanitation, disaster risk management, and...