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About EAA

Opening up a world of education

Children love to learn. If they are denied access to knowledge, we also deny them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.


The Asian Development Bank (ADB), established in 1966, envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia and the Pacific while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world’s poor: 263 million living on less than US$1.90 a day and 1.1 billion on less than US$3.20 a day. To that end, ADB supports projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact, delivered through both public and private sector operations, advisory services, and knowledge support. Although most developing countries in Asia and the Pacific have increased primary education enrolment rates in the last three decades, daunting challenges remain in the education sector. As such, ADB works within its developing member countries to achieve the goal of quality education for all.

ADB has been working in Bangladesh since 1973 and established its first field office in Dhaka in 1982. Between 2021 and 2023, ADB has a pipeline of 30 projects worth US$5.9 billion and 27 standby projects worth US$5.2 billion to support the country’s development.

The joint Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Programme is the first education project undertaken in partnership with Education Above All.

For more information about this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit the Asian Development Bank website.


"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser


14.5 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC




retention rate


Teachers trained


schools and classrooms