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World Bank Visit Underscores Partnership with Bangladesh

September 18, 2015

DHAKA, September 18, 2015- World Bank South Asia Vice President Annette Dixon arrives in Dhaka tomorrow to help further strengthen the long-lasting partnership between Bangladesh and the World Bank Group.

Her two-day visit will focus on the Country Partnership Framework that the World Bank is preparing, which will guide its work in Bangladesh for the next few years. 

Bangladesh is important for the World Bank’s strategy of working with countries to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity by 2030.  Earlier this year, the World Bank classified Bangladesh as a low-middle income country, raising its status from a low-income country.

Bangladesh is the biggest recipient of support from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries. The World Bank’s current IDA portfolio in Bangladesh stands at nearly $8.3 billion with 36 projects. 

Media Contacts
In Washington
Joe Qian
Tel : 202-473-5633
jqian@worldbank.org
In Dhaka
Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub
Tel : (880-2) 8159001
mmahbub@worldbank.org


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