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Investing in rural people in Bangladesh
September 2019

IFAD has worked in Bangladesh for almost 40 years. It has supported 31 projects, costing a total of US$1,929.8 million, with IFAD financing of US$717.2 million. The projects have directly benefited 10,702,563 households.

In line with the seventh five-year plan, the IFAD 2012-2018 country strategic opportunities programme (COSOP) for Bangladesh has three main objectives:

  • Enable poor people in vulnerable areas to better adapt their livelihoods to climate change
  • Help small producers and entrepreneurs benefit from improved value chains and greater market access
  • Economically and socially empower marginalized groups, including poor rural women.