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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 in 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


South Asia: Consolidating Gains in the Post-Crisis Era

South Asia Regional Update, November 2014 click for more

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

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

Statement by the Hon. Abul Maal A. Muhith, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Bangladesh

October 9, 2015
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Drivers of Financial Integration – Implications for Asia

July 17, 2015
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul ; Shi Piao ; Edda Zoli
Series: Working Paper No. 15/160
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Assessing Fiscal Risks in Bangladesh

May 19, 2015
Author/Editor: Leandro Medina
Series: Working Paper No. 15/110
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Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF Mission for the Fifth and Sixth Reviews under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement with Bangladesh

March 10, 2015

Statement by the Hon. Abul Maal A. Muhith, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Bangladesh

October 9, 2014
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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Asia and Pacific

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While Asia's growth has recently disappointed, the region is expected to grow at a steady 5.4 percent in 2015-16, remaining the global growth leader. Asia's growth should benefit from relatively strong labor markets and disposable income growth along with the ongoing gradual recovery in major advanced economies. Across most major Asian economies, lower commodity prices should help consumption. Negative risks to growth dominate, especially the possibility of a sharper slowdown in China or larger spillovers from the changing composition of China's demand. In addition, further U.S. dollar strength accompanied by a sudden tightening of global financial conditions, weaker growth in Japan, and weaker regional potential growth could also dim Asia's growth prospects. High leverage could amplify shocks, and lower commodity prices will also hurt corporate investment in key commodity-producing sectors. All in all, despite its resilient outlook, Asia is facing a challenging economic environment. This calls for carefully calibrated macroeconomic policies and a renewed impetus on structural reforms to facilitate investment and improve economic efficiency, bolstering economic resilience and potential growth. Click for more