Innovative Financing for Self-reliant Bangladesh
- 4:15 PM- 5:40 PM
- Venue: Harmony, BICC
H.E. Mr. M. A. Mannan
Mr Monowar Ahmed
While Bangladesh has transformed itself from an aid-dependent country into a trade-dependent one, the role of external financing cannot be undermined for poverty alleviation, social sector activities and infrastructural development. Bangladesh’s SDG Financing Strategy 2017 reveals that the country already has nearly USD 1 trillion gap in financing gap. Traditional financing source is quite inadequate to match this gap. The session will address the issue- how Bangladesh can innovate financing sources and mechanism through piloting new financing models. Private sector may play the significant role to support for advancing towards the SDGs and contributing to smooth and sustainable LDC graduation.