Second Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development Project (ADB-36200-023)

  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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.
Voting Date
Jan 19, 2016
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Government of Bangladesh
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 19, 2016

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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


Executing Agencies
Bank and Financial Institutions Division-MOF
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh


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