According to ADB, the proposed Sustainable Economic Recovery Program is a policy-based loan (PBL) to help the Government of Bangladesh implement urgent reforms for rapid economic recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic by creating: (i) fiscal space to support critical public expenditure, and (ii) a favorable environment to foster the growth of cottage, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (CMSMEs), and thereby generate employment, one of the core agendas of the Eighth Five Year Plan, 2021 2025.
Due to the economic, social, and fiscal impact of the pandemic, this loan aims to strengthen public financial management systems and reform and support CMSME recovery and growth.
The program supports Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 operational priority 1, addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities; operational priority 2, accelerating progress in gender equality; and operational priority 6, strengthening governance and institutional capacity. A programmatic approach will finance two subprograms for $250 million each to be implemented from 2021 to 2023, enabling some flexibility in aligning policy actions with the changing macroeconomic situation.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Janardanam, Srinivasan|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD|
|Executing Agencies||Ministry of Finance
Economic Relations Division (ERD), MOF
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka_1207
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