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.

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Ambassador Dr. Thomas Prinz bids farewell to Mrs. Bettina Schmidt, outgoing Head of Component “Inclusive Skills Development”.

Ambassador Dr. Prinz bids farewell to Mrs. Bettina Schmidt and expresses his gratitude for her outstanding work with people with disabilities.

German Ambassador Dr. Thomas Prinz expresses his gratitude to Mrs. Bettina Schmidt, outgoing Head of Component “Inclusive Skills Development” for her outstanding work with regard to people with disabi...

Ambassador Dr. Prinz expressed his gratitude to outgoing KfW Director

Ambassador Dr. Prinz expressed his gratitude to outgoing KfW Director

Ambassador Dr. Prinz expressed his gratitude to outgoing KfW Director, David Kunze who has been engaged in Bangladesh for about four years. During his time in office for the German Development Bank, ...

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...

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

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

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...

Development Cooperation

German-Bangladesh Cooperation

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