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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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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 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.

News

14 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Boosts Its Funding for Bhutan’s Phuentsholing Township Development and Loan to Finance Rural Cottage and Small Industries

The Asian Development Bank and the Royal Government of Bhutan have signed financing agreements today to support the ongoing Phuentsholing township development and enhance to finance for rural cottage and small industries.

14 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB to Enhance Access to Finance of Rural Industries in Bhutan

ADB has approved a $20 million loan to improve access to financial services of rural cottage and small industries (CSIs) in Bhutan.

01 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Boosts its Funding for Bhutan’s Phuentsholing Township Development

The Asian Development Bank has approved an $18.5 million concessional loan and a $10 million grant as additional financing for the Phuentsholing Township Development Project in Bhutan.

06 Nov 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB, Bhutan Sign $3 Million Grant for Alternative Renewable Energy Pilot Project

The Royal Government of Bhutan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a $3 million grant from the ADB-administered Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) to demonstrate viability and sustainability of solar power... 

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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