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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.


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Bhutan

Latest available data on selected indicators (population below national poverty line, population below $1.90 purchasing power parity/day) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 1.

Latest available data on selected indicators (maternal and neonatal mortality rates; tuberculosis incidence; mortality rates attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Latest available data on selected indicators (participation rates in organized learning, proportion of teachers who have received at least the minimum organized teacher training) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 4.

Latest available data on selected indicators (proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 5.

Latest available data on selected indicators (share of population using safely managed drinking water and sanitation services) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 6.

Latest available data on selected indicators (share of population with electricity access, renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 7.

Latest available data on selected indicators (unemployment rates [male/female]; share of adults with an account at a bank or other financial institution) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 8.

Latest available data on selected indicators (CO2 emissions, official flows for infrastructure, share of population covered by mobile networks [3G, LTE/WiMAX]) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 9.

Latest available data on selected indicators (growth rates of household expenditure or income per capita) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 10.

Latest available data on average annual mean of particulate matter for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 11.

Latest available data on selected indicators (material footprint, domestic material consumption) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.

Latest available data on selected indicators (volume of remittances as a proportion to total GDP, debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services) for Bhutan’s Sustainable Development Goal 17.


Social Protection Data: Bhutan

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