Bhutan and ADB

In the Spotlight

The Kingdom of Bhutan is endowed with large potential to produce hydropower, with only a small fraction of capacity so far tapped. Over the past few decades, Bhutan has achieved strong economic growth, and, between 2007 and 2012, the country’s poverty levels were almost halved. However, Bhutan’s growth needs to be diversified. Private sector development remains limited, and growth in employment opportunity is sluggish.

Under the country partnership strategy, 2014-2018, ADB will assist the government in achieving self-reliance and inclusive and green socioeconomic development, as well as enhance cooperation with its neighbors.

Fact Sheet


0.75(2014) Population in millions

1.7%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth

12.0(2012) Population living below the national poverty line

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