ADB-Bhutan Partnership Strategy

The country partnership strategy with Bhutan for 2014-2018 seeks to promote inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth in the landlocked South Asian kingdom and to boost cooperation with its neighbors.

ADB’s priority sectors are energy, finance, transport, and water and other urban infrastructure and services in support of the Bhutan government’s 11th five-year plan for 2013-2018 that targets self-reliance for all national development needs by 2020, inclusive social development, including cutting poverty to 5% or less, and growth that is carbon-neutral.

ADB's Bhutan country operations business plan 2017–2019  recommends lending to support green energy; transport connectivity; social sector development; urban infrastructure; and agriculture, natural resources, and rural development. 

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.