Results of ADB-supported Operations: Bhutan

As one of Bhutan's largest multilateral development partners, ADB has been providing assistance for the country's transition and development since 1982.

Over the course of this partnership, ADB and the Government of Bhutan have focused their efforts on four sectors: energy, transport and communications, water supply and sanitation, and finance sector development.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership between the Government of Bhutan and ADB has contributed to the development of the country.

Development Results of ADB-Supported Operations in Bhutan, 2010-2013

As of 31 December 2013 Download Excel file

Sector/Output Outputs Delivered
Transport
Use of roads built or upgraded (average daily vehicle-kilometers in the first full year of operation) 81,263
Roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 202
Expressways and national highways built or updgraded (kilometers) 136
Provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 66
Roads built or upgraded, Rural (kilometers) 66
Roads built or upgraded, Urban (kilometers) 136
Finance
Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached (number) 1,900
Education
Students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities (number) 771
Female students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities (number) 216
Male students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities (number) 555
Teacher trained with quality or competency standards (number) 26
Female teacher trained with quality or competency standards (number) 7
Male teacher trained with quality or competency standards (number) 20

The table includes projects completed during the period, and funded by ADB's ordinary capital resources and/or the Asian Development Fund, cofinanciers, and the government. The outputs presented are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. ADB monitors progress on these outputs in the annual Development Effectiveness Review. The numbers represent the sum of outputs and beneficiaries of individual projects. Therefore, the beneficiary numbers reported under education—teachers trained, and students benefitting from school improvement programs or direct support—include those who benefited from more than one project.

Source: ADB project completion reports

Use of roads built or upgraded between 2010-2013: 81,263 average daily vehicle-kilometers in the first full year of operation

Traffic benefiting from built or upgraded roads in the year after project completion. Vehicles are buses, trucks, minivans, cars, motorcycles, and other motorized means of conveyance, depending on the country and location. Daily vehicle-kilometers is to be calculated by adding all distances in kilometers traveled by all types of vehicles in a day on roads built or upgraded.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
32373-013: Road Network Project Project 2187 2005 12/31/2011 Successful 81,263
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Roads built or upgraded between 2010-2013: 202 kilometers

Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
32373-013: Road Network Project Project 2187 2005 12/31/2011 Successful 202
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Expressways and national highways built or updgraded between 2010-2013: 136 kilometers

Expressways and national highways built or updgraded (kilometers)

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
32373-013: Road Network Project Project 2187 2005 12/31/2011 Successful 136
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded between 2010-2013: 66 kilometers

Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
32373-013: Road Network Project Project 2187 2005 12/31/2011 Successful 66
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Roads built or upgraded, Rural between 2010-2013: 66 kilometers

Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
32373-013: Road Network Project Project 2187 2005 12/31/2011 Successful 66
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Roads built or upgraded, Urban between 2010-2013: 136 kilometers

Length of expressways and national highways (i.e., fully access-controlled roadways) and provincial, district, and rural road networks (i.e., roads without full access control) built or upgraded, expressed in kilometers.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
32373-013: Road Network Project Project 2187 2005 12/31/2011 Successful 136
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached between 2010-2013: 1,900

Preferably number of end borrowers, but if not available, the number of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) loan accounts opened (regardless of amount) over the course of the project. The calculation does not include equity operations for SMEs. The definition of SMEs follows the definition generally used in the country of the project.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
39221-022: "Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprise Sector Development Program" SDP - Program grant 0088/0089 2007 12/21/2012 Successful 1,900
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.
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Students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities between 2010-2013: 771

Total number of students benefiting from new or upgraded physical educational facilities.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31317: Basic Skills Development Project Project 1830 6/21/2001 3/31/2008 Partly successful 771
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Female students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities between 2010-2013: 216

Total number of female students benefiting from new or upgraded physical educational facilities.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31317: Basic Skills Development Project Project 1830 6/21/2001 3/31/2008 Partly successful 216
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Male students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities between 2010-2013: 555

Total number of male students benefiting from new or upgraded physical educational facilities.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31317: Basic Skills Development Project Project 1830 6/21/2001 3/31/2008 Partly successful 555
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Teacher trained with quality or competency standards between 2010-2013: 26

Number of teachers trained who are likely to improve teaching practices and support improvements in curriculum, textbooks, or pedagogy.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31317: Basic Skills Development Project Project 1830 6/21/2001 3/31/2008 Partly successful 26
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Female teacher trained with quality or competency standards between 2010-2013: 7

Number of female teachers trained who are likely to improve teaching practices and support improvements in curriculum, textbooks, or pedagogy.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31317: Basic Skills Development Project Project 1830 6/21/2001 3/31/2008 Partly successful 7
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.

Male teacher trained with quality or competency standards between 2010-2013: 20

Number of male teachers trained who are likely to improve teaching practices and support improvements in curriculum, textbooks, or pedagogy.

Contributing ADB Projects
Project Name Type of Assistance Approval Number Approval Date Closing Date Success Rating at Completion* Contribution to Output
31317: Basic Skills Development Project Project 1830 6/21/2001 3/31/2008 Partly successful 20
*The above table reflects project ratings from project completion reports. These ratings are updated with those from the project completion report validation reports and/or project/program performance evaluation reports when these reports become available.