Bangladesh Portfolio Assessment

  • Date Posted: May 13, 2014
  • Authors: Shital Shah, Ryan Falvey, Muhymin Chowdhury
  • Organizations/Projects: Shorebank International
  • Document Types: Assessment
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The mobile banking market in Bangladesh has seen rapid growth in recent years. However, significant progress still needs to be made before Bangladesh’s poor can fully realize the benefits of mobile banking. One area that promises significant near term opportunities to serve the needs of these groups is in government-sponsored payments. By utilizing mobile money or e-payment mechanisms, inefficiencies associated with disbursements can be reduced.