Bangladesh Insurance Sector Development Project (WB-P156823)

  • Bangladesh
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 20, 2017
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People's Republic of Bangladesh
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 65.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 80.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 1, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 25, 2016

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Project Description
According to bank documents, the objective of the Insurance Sector Development Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the regulator and state owned insurance corporations and increase the coverage of insurance in Bangladesh. The project has three components: (i) Improving the Capacity of the Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) and the Bangladesh Insurance Academy (BIA); (ii) Modernization, Strengthening and Increasing the Efficiency of the State-owned Insurance Corporations; and (iii) Project Implementation, Management, and Monitoring.
Investment Description
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Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: CONTACTS World Bank Contact: Korotoumou Ouattara Title: Sr Financial Economist Contact: Serap Gonulal Title: Lead Insurance Specialist Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH Contact: Md. Eunusur Rahman Title: Secretary Email: Implementing Agencies Name: Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) Contact: M. Shefaque Ahmed Title: Chairman Email: