Bhutan: Enhancing Development Management for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Sovereign Project | 46189-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Enhancing Development Management for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Project Number 46189-001
Country Bhutan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8229-BHU: Enhancing Development Management for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 475,000.00
ATF - Danida Grant US$ 250,000.00
TA 8229-BHU: Enhancing Development Management for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Capacity building activities for selected local government officials have been conducted. Studies on selected macroeconomic issues are ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(a) Dissemination workshop on early warning system was conducted in collaboration with Knowledge Sharing Program of Republic of Korea

(b) Visioning workshop and consultation meetings with government agencies were conducted to generate feedback on the establishment of Better Business Council Secretariat

(c) A draft final report on the strategic plan for BBC Secretariat was submitted to the government for review

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The government will be consulted regarding the TA concept paper and the TA report.
During Project Implementation The Ministry of Finance (MOF) willl be the executing agency. The Department of Public Accounts (DPA), MOF will be implementing agency. The Director of DPA will oversee the TA implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require an estimated 32 person-months of consulting services (20 person-months international and 12 person-months national). As the actual requirements of each type of expertise and the length of their inputs will be identified only during the implementation of individual studies, it is not possible to state the exact requirements. Given this limitation, the intermittent nature of assignments, and anticipated variety of expertise required, the TA will primarily meet its consulting requirements by recruitment of experts on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Outline terms of reference for the consultants are in Appendix 2. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). All procurement will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hoe Yun Jeong
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Royal Government of Bhutan
Thimphu, Bhutan
Attention: Director


Concept Clearance 10 Oct 2012
Fact Finding 29 Oct 2012 to 31 Oct 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Feb 2016

TA 8229-BHU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2012 11 Jan 2013 11 Jan 2013 30 Nov 2014 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
975,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,225,000.00 28 Nov 2012 525,755.67

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