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Bhutan and ADB

ADB is helping Bhutan diversify its economy, catalyze private sector growth, improve connectivity, build climate-resilient infrastructure, and strengthen human capital.

  • Building Skills of Persons with Disabilities, Transforming Lives
    Video | 17 February 2022
    Building Skills of Persons with Disabilities, Transforming Lives

    The Global Disability Summit 2022 promotes development that leaves no one behind. ADB is helping PWDs in Bhutan build their skills and improve opportunities for gainful employment through the Skills Training and Education Pathways Upgradation Project.

  • ADB Supports Affordable Housing in Bhutan
    News from Country Offices | 8 December 2021
    ADB Supports Affordable Housing in Bhutan

    The Asian Development Bank has approved a $24 million loan and a $6 million grant to support the Government of Bhutan’s plans to improve access to adequate and affordable rental housing.

  • Bhutan and ADB Launch Construction of Satellite Clinics at Babena, Thimphu
    News from Country Offices | 11 August 2021
    Bhutan and ADB Launch Construction of Satellite Clinics at Babena, Thimphu

    Bhutan’s Ministry of Health and the Asian Development Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the construction of satellite clinics in urban peripheries in Thimphu and Phuentsholing.

  • Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet
    Brochures and Flyers | 25 April 2022
    Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

    ADB is one of Bhutan’s largest sources of official development assistance, with average annual lending of $52.1 million—$25.6 million loans and $26.5 million grants—from 2018 to 2021.

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

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 and Supply Chain Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

ADB Projects in Bhutan

Project Results

  • Health Sector Development In Bhutan: Improving Disease Detection
    Project Result / Case Study | 6 January 2020
    Health Sector Development In Bhutan: Improving Disease Detection

    The Health Sector Development Program, supported by the ADF facility and additional ADF grant funding for a total of $20 million, is improving primary health care delivery and information systems in Bhutan.

  • Climate Change and Disasters: Protecting Townships in Bhutan
    Project Result / Case Study | 14 November 2019
    Climate Change and Disasters: Protecting Townships in Bhutan

    A major focus of the Phuentsholing Township Development Project is to provide a safer space in which the town can grow by helping develop a new urban center with raised ground levels in an area sheltered by the embankments.

  • Bringing Power to Bhutan's Villages and Beyond
    Project Result / Case Study | 15 May 2014
    Bringing Power to Bhutan's Villages and Beyond

    An ADB-supported project in Bhutan has brought electricity to the country’s poor and will earn revenues for the government from exporting electricity to India.

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)

  Tel +975 339 150; 339-151
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