Bhutan and ADB

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ADB has partnered with the Government of Bhutan since 1982, and today it is the country's largest multilateral development partner. ADB has maintained close cooperation with other multilateral and bilateral funding agencies, as well as civil society organizations, to strengthen the effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of assistance. The new resident mission in Bhutan is expected to further enhance aid coordination.

ADB will assist the government in achieving the goal of its 11th Five-Year Plan (2013-2018) - self-reliance and inclusive green socioeconomic development - by focusing on the complementary strategic agenda under Strategy 2020, ADB's long-term strategic framework.

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0.73(2013) Population in millions

1.8%(2008-2013) Average annual population growth

12.0(2012) Population living below the national poverty line

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