Latest Publications

Developing e-Health Capabilities in Bhutan

Information and communication technology facilitates the efficient delivery of health care services to rural communities.

Bhutan: Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors

The document focuses on gender equality and women’s position in Bhutan and aims to provide the government and its development partners with a practical resource to support gender mainstreaming.

Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

This ADB Country Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Bhutan as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

ADB Annual Report 2013

The Annual Report includes a comprehensive discussion on ADB’s operational, administrative, and financial activities in 2013; complete financial statements and opinions of the independent auditors; and a report on the activities of the Special Funds of ADB. The report also highlights how ADB has helped developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific make progress toward environmentally sustainable growth.

Together We Deliver: 10 Stories from ADB-Supported Projects with Clear Development Impacts

This publication highlights successful ADB projects across Asia and the Pacific that demonstrated development impacts, best practice, and innovation. The results of the projects have changed and will continue to change the lives of many, especially the poor.

Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth

ADB's Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2014 projects that developing Asia's growth will increase from 6.1% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015.

Credit Rating Methods for Public–Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in South Asia

This paper explains the key rating factors used by domestic credit rating agencies in the final rating determination and suggests methodologies that can help reduce procedural bottlenecks and boost credit availability in South Asia.

Three Decades of Development Partnership: Royal Government of Bhutan and Asian Development Bank

During 30 years of partnership, ADB has helped improve the welfare of the people of Bhutan though programmes in the power sector, transport, trade, urbanization, finance, education, and the environment.

Innovative Strategies in Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia

This publication synthesizes country reviews of technical and vocational education and training in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Innovative Strategies in Higher Education for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia

This report identifies priorities in TVET and higher education in South Asia on how to meet the emerging needs for skilling a large number of young people to turn them into a productive and competitive force in labor markets.