Performance Evaluation of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study

Masud Rana
2016 Journal of Finance and Accounting  
Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) plays an important role in the economic development of the Bangladesh especially for financing the farmers of the 16 districts of Rajshahi and Rangpur in Bangladesh. Agriculture remains the most important sector of Bangladeshi economy, contributing 19.6 percent to the GDP and providing employment for 63 percent of the population. A plurality of Bangladeshis earn their living from agriculture. The performance of this sector has an overwhelming impact on the
more » ... erall economic development of the country. For efficient performance of this sector proper credit facilities and adequate support is essential both from government and private sector. The main objective of the study is to analyze the financial performance of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Bangladesh. It is observed that RAKUB is able to achieve a steady growth in terms of employees, branches, deposits, loans and advances during the period 2009-2014. Different trend equations and square of correlation coefficient (r 2 ) have been tested for different activities of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Bangladesh. Finally, results are interpreted in this context and suggestions are given for improving the future performance of this bank.
doi:10.11648/j.jfa.20160402.17 fatcat:33xvcew7m5dbzc265swzvm52dy