Dhaka, Dec. 29 -- Foreign aid inflow still maintains a lower trend as it fell by 21 per cent in five months until November than the same period last year, officials said on Wednesday.

The government's tight monetary policy and austerity amid global economic situation have hit the external aid flow hard as Bangladesh received much lower assistance, according to officials and analysts.

Bilateral and multilateral development partners released less aid and also made a poor aid commitment during the July-November period of fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 than the same period in FY22.

Economic Relations Division officials said foreign development partners disbursed $2.46 billion medium- to long-term (MLT) loans and grants in the first five months o...