Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016

ADB has been supporting Bhutan since 1982 with loans, grants, and technical assistance amounting to nearly $764 million.

While ADB contributions to Bhutan’s transport and energy sectors have been beneficial, there remains a need to create economic opportunities and diversify the country’s economy. ADB will align its program with the government’s inclusive growth agenda, and implement a sector-based program to develop skills in the tourism, hydropower, and agribusiness sectors. As Bhutan moves toward middle-income status, the need to develop its private sector will become more important in achieving sustainable, inclusive, and diversified growth.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Bhutan as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.