ADB Nears Completion of New Bangladesh Aid Strategy

The Asian Development Bank has concluded the first round of consultations for the new country partnership strategy it is developing with Bangladesh.

For this phase of consultations, the bank held talks with its development partners in the country as well as with local civil society groups, women’s organizations, schools and minority groups, the Financial Express reports.

ADB is set to launch another round of talks, this time with project implementers and senior government officials, as it continues drafting its 2011-2012 partnership strategy for the country. The ADB board of directors is expected to tackle a draft of the strategy in September, the Financial Express says.

The strategy will focus on green growth, climate mitigation and adaptation, public-private partnerships and infrastructure development, according to Thevakumar Kandiah, head of the ADB mission in Bangladesh.

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