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 program (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.