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Bangladesh Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Bangladesh

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Bangladesh, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Bangladesh and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Bangladesh.

At a Glance : Bangladesh's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 188 countries
  • Bangladesh Joined on August 17, 1972; accepted the obligations under Article VIII, Sections 2, 3, and 4 on April 11, 1994.
  • Quota: SDR 533.30 million
  • Outstanding loans: ECF Arrangements SDR 526 million (as of June 2014).
  • The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on November 27, 2013 (Country Report 13/357)
  • Selected Macroeconomic Indicators for Bangladesh; Updated July 2014

IMF-JICA High-Level Conference on Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth in Frontier Asia

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held a conference on January 28, 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss how Frontier Asia can move up the development ladder while ensuring that growth and jobs creation benefits all segments of society.
The conference was addressed by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara, and included ministers, central bank governors and senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The Kyrgyz Republic also participated, and Bank of Thailand Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul offered opening remarks.
Conference website: (includes papers presented).
See also: Conference program and press release.

News — Highlights


Press Release: IMF Concludes 2013 Article IV Mission and Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with Bangladesh

in Bengali click for more

Turning up the Volume—Asia’s Voice and Leadership in Global Policymaking

Asia’s voice is getting louder and the IMF—and, indeed, the world—is listening. By Naoyuki Shinohara click for more

Press Briefing on Asia and Pacific Regional Outlook, June 9, 2010

Asia and Pacific Region-Leading the Global Recovery click for more

Asia: Leading the Global Recovery

By Anoop Singh I am in China this week to present our new Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Outlook in Shanghai. I remain as impressed as ever by China’s energy and vibrant growth, an impression that is reinforced every time I return to this country. click for more

The Global Economic Recession and Route to Recovery

Presentation by Eteri Kvintradze, Resident Representative in Bangladesh, at Bangladesh Bank Training Academy; April 26, 2010 click for more

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Bangladesh and the IMF

Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF Mission for the Fifth Review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement with Bangladesh

September 30, 2014

Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of His Visit to Bangladesh

July 2, 2014

Bangladesh: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis Update; and Press Release

June 2, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/149 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Bangladesh and Approves US$140.9 Million Disbursement

May 29, 2014

Bangladesh -- Bangladesh: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 11, 2014

May 11, 2014
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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

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The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent economic developments and prospects for the region are discussed as a whole, as well as for specific countries. The reports include key data for countries in the region. Each report focuses on policy developments that have affected economic performance in the region, and discusses key challenges faced by policymakers. The near-term outlook, key risks, and their related policy challenges are analyzed throughout the reports, and current issues are explored, such as when and how to withdraw public interventions in financial systems globally while maintaining a still-fragile economic recovery. These indispensable surveys are the product of comprehensive intradepartmental reviews of economic developments that draw primarily on information the IMF staff gathers through consultation with member countries. Click for more