In November 2016, OeEB signed a long-term credit line of USD 10 million to One Bank Limited Bangladesh. In April 2018, OeEB extended a second credit line of USD 7 million. The funds will be used for providing loans to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) as well as for financing renewable energy and Green Finance projects.

Project name One Bank Limited Bangladesh
Region Southern and Eastern Asia
Sector Financial sector / Microfinance / SME
Service Investment Finance
Project country Bangladesh
OeEB project volume USD 17 million
Projekt partner(s) FMO, OFID, Proparco, Norfund

Bangladesh is among the world's least developed countries as well as one of the countries most affected by climate change.

The credit lines provided by OeEB together with FMO, OFID, Proparco and Norfund improve access to finance for local SME which play a crucial role in the country's development. This contributes to strengthening the private sector as well as to securing and creating jobs. Moreover, the funds dedicated to Green Finance support the government's aim to promote renewable energy as well as measures to improve energy efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions. This contributes to mitigating climate change as well as to improving energy supply.

In addition, OeEB provides Business Advisory Services funds for the extension of One Bank's Environmental and Social Management System in order to further incorporate environmental and social issues into the bank's processes. Existing guidelines and processes will be reviewed and trainings will be provided to employees and management.