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.

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At a Glance : Bangladesh's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Bangladesh Joined on August 17, 1972; accepted the obligations under Article VIII, Sections 2, 3, and 4 on April 11, 1994.
  • Quota: SDR 1,066.60 million
  • Outstanding loans: 630.82 million as of December 2017, equivalent to 59.14 percent of quota.
  • The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on June 2017 (Country Report 17/147)

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Bangladesh and the IMF

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Regional Economic Outlook

October 11, 2018

Asia has achieved remarkable economic success over the past five decades. Hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty, and successive waves of economies have made the transition to middle-income and even advanced-economy status. And whereas the region used to be almost entirely dependent on foreign know-how, several of its economies are now on the cutting edge of technological advance. Even more striking, all of this has happened within just a couple of generations, the product of a winning mix of integration with the global economy via trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), high savings rates, large investments in human and physical capital, and sound macroeconomic policies.


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