Development Cooperation

General Information

Bangladesh and Germany have already enjoyed friendly and cordial bilateral relationships for more than 40 years. Germany’s development cooperation with Bangladesh is guided by the Millennium Development Goals and based on the Poverty Reduction Strategy of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) as formulated in the Sixth Five Year Plan 2011-15 with the overarching aim of poverty reduction. In the period since 1980, Bangladesh has made the third-best progress in the Human Development Index (HDI) and is now ranked 146th out of 187 countries. Even though the share of people living below the national poverty line has dropped from 40% to 31.5% since 2005, Bangladesh still faces huge challenges, for instance in regard to the disparities between the regions and certain population groups (e.g. vulnerable women, growing numbers of urban poor, indigenous population groups, people with disabilities).

German-Bangladesh Cooperation

Germany's continued support to Bangladesh

In the next two years, Germany will provide nearly EUR 200 million for the expansion of renewable energies and for improved electricity grids and other energy efficiency measures for Bangladesh. The support aims to improve the energy sector, adapt to consequences of climate change and the task of improving the social and ecological standards in textile production.

Please click here for details (in German): Deutschland sagt Bangladesch weitere Unterstützung zu

Mr. Muhammad Alkama Siddiqui, Additional Secretary (Europe Wing), Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance and H.E. Dr. Thomas Prinz, Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dhaka signed the agreements respectively.

Signing of bilateral agreements between Bangladesh and Germany

Two bilateral agreements Financial Cooperation (FC) and Technical Cooperation (TC) have been signed between the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the government of the Federal Repu...

Development Cooperation

German-Bangladesh Cooperation


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Germany and Bangladesh meet for Development Cooperation consultations

Germany and Bangladesh meet for Development Cooperation consultations

On 25 and 26 May 2016, Bangladesh and Germany held Government Consultations on the joint development cooperation. During the inaugural ceremony of the consultations, Ambassador Prinz highlighted the l...

Germany is hosting the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the first time in May 2016 in Frankfurt a.M.

Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be held in May 2016 in Germany

Germany, the biggest European shareholder of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is hosting the Annual Meeting of the ADB for the first time. In May 2016, the governors of all 67 members will meet for t...