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Bhutan and ADB

ADB has supported Bhutan through various programs since 1982, with strong emphasis on renewable energy production, transport connectivity, and key urban infrastructure projects.

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    ADB operations will expand economic opportunities by supporting economic reforms, improved connectivity and infrastructure, and better access to social services.

Economic Forecast

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.


Poverty in Bhutan

Development indicators for Bhutan, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.


Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.


Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

ADB Projects in Bhutan

Project Results

News

21 Jul 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Provides Additional Assistance to Bhutan to Combat COVID-19

ADB has approved a $2 million grant for Bhutan from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund to help finance the government’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

07 May 2020 | News Release

ADB President, Bhutan Finance Minister Discuss COVID-19 Response

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and Bhutan Finance Minister and ADB Governor Namgay Tshering today discussed ADB’s support to the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

04 May 2020 | News Release

ADB Approves $20 Million to Support Bhutan's COVID-19 Response

ADB today approved a $20 million loan to support Bhutan’s efforts to stimulate the economy, protect public health, and mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on its people.

27 Nov 2019 | News from Country Offices

ADB Program Supports Financial Inclusion, Private Sector Development in Bhutan

ADB has approved a $30 million policy-based loan for the first subprogram of the Financial Market Development Program  to support ongoing efforts by the Government of Bhutan to develop the country’s finance sector, which...

Contact

Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

2nd Floor, Royal Textile Academy Building, Norzin Lam, Chhubachhu, Thimphu - 11001

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

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