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Overview

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.

Fast Facts

0.73 (2013)
Population in millions

1.8% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

12.0% (2012)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
7.78 / 1.64
Agriculture (2)
 
14.13 / 2.98
Education (2)
 
192.77 / 40.68
Energy (8)
 
23.50 / 4.96
Finance (5)
 
10.00 / 2.11
Health (1)
 
27.82 / 5.87
Industry and Trade (5)
 
32.27 / 6.81
Multisector (3)
 
35.00 / 7.39
Public Sector (2)
 
96.98 / 20.47
Transport and ICT (7)
 
33.60 / 7.09
Water Supply (3)
 
473.85 / 100.00
TOTAL (38)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013