Bhutan: Third Bhutan Living Standards Survey

Sovereign Project | 40159-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Third Bhutan Living Standards Survey
Project Number 40159-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7886-BHU: Third Bhutan Living Standards Survey
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The following government agencies were consulted on the conduct of the Third Living Standards Survey: Ministry of Agriculture and Forests; Gross National Happiness Commission; and Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. These agencies were major users of the BLSS and also, some of them also conduct surveys of national coverage. Consultations with the United Nations Development Fund, the sponsor of the 2007 BLSS and World Food Programme, another major user of BLSS were also held. All the agencies consulted support the conduct of the Third Bhutan Living Standards Survey (2011) and are willing to collaborate in reviewing the data items for the survey and provide technical support, if needed.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will finance 2 person months of international consulting services. ADB will engage consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of equipment, if any, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment will be handed over to NSB upon completion of the TA.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Dalisay Maligalig
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
National Statistics Bureau
Ministry of Planning
Thimphu, Royal Government of Bhutan


Concept Clearance 08 Jul 2011
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Jul 2011

TA 7886-BHU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Oct 2011 05 Dec 2011 05 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 14 Oct 2011 275,716.74
Title Document Type Document Date
Third Bhutan Living Standards Survey: Technical Assistance Completion Report TA Completion Reports Sep 2014
Third Bhutan Living Standards Survey Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2011

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