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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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The country partnership strategy (CPS) is ADB's primary platform for designing operations to deliver development results at the country level. ADB works with each developing member country to map out a medium-term development strategy and a 3-year country operations business plan (COBP) to implement it.

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  • 24 Sep 2019 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Country Operations Business Plan (2020-2022)

    The country operations business plan (COBP), 2020–2022 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Bhutan is consistent with ADB’s draft country partnership strategy, 2019–2023 for Bhutan, the Government’s priority areas articulated in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2018–2023), and operational priorities of ADB’s Strategy 2030.

  • 31 Aug 2019 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Country Partnership Strategy (2019–2023)

    This Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) defines ADB's strategic approach in Bhutan for 2019–2023.

  • 28 Aug 2018 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Country Operations Business Plan (2019-2021)

    The proposed indicative rolling pipeline envisaged in the country operations business plan (COBP) 2019−2021 is consistent with ADB’s country partnership strategy 2014−2018 for Bhutan, and with the Government of Bhutan’s priority areas as articulated in the Eleventh Five Year Plan, 2013–2018. The draft 12th 5-year plan 2018–2023 has been prepared and will be adopted by the new government following the general elections in November 2018.

  • 19 Sep 2017 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Country Operations Business Plan (2018-2020)

    The proposed lending and nonlending operations are aligned with the country partnership strategy (CPS) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Bhutan for 2014–2018, and with the priority areas of the Government of Bhutan as articulated in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan.  Technical assistance (TA) grants will support capacity development and project preparation.

  • 03 Oct 2016 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Amendments to Loan Agreements (Special Operations) and Financing Agreements (Special Operations)

    To implement the designation of eligible Asian Development Fund (ADF) loans as concessional ordinary capital resources (OCR) loans following the approval of the ADF-OCR merger by ADB's Board of Governors, it is necessary to amend the respective Legal Agreements.

    This letter agreement effective 1 January 2017 applies to the ADF loans made by ADB to Bhutan, as referred to in this document dated 3 October 2016.

  • 19 Aug 2016 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Country Operations Business Plan (2017-2019)

    The country operations business plan (COBP), 2017–2019 for Bhutan's indicative lending and nonlending operations for 2017–2019 are aligned with the country partnership strategy, 2014–2018 of ADB for Bhutan, and with the priority areas articulated in Bhutan’s Eleventh Five Year Plan, 2013–2018. It is also consistent with the priorities set out in ADB’s Midterm Review of Strategy 2020. 

  • 27 Nov 2015 | Institutional Document

    South Asia: Regional Cooperation Operations Business Plan (2016-2018)

    The regional cooperation operations business plan (RCOBP), 2016–2018 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) updates the RCOBP, 2015–2017. The proposed regional operations for 2016-2018 are consistent with the priorities of the regional cooperation strategy (RCS), 2011-2015. Thus, while the new RCOBP falls outside the time frame of the RCS 2011-2015, it is the fifth RCOBP in support of the current RCS.

  • 19 Oct 2015 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Country Operations Business Plan (2016-2018)

    The country operations business plan (COBP), 2016–2018 for Bhutan identifies the lending and nonlending operations for 2016–2018 that pursue full alignment with the country partnership strategy, 2014–2018 of ADB for Bhutan, and with the priority areas articulated in Bhutan’s Eleventh Five Year Plan, 2013–2018. It is also consistent with the priorities set out in ADB’s Midterm Review of Strategy 2020. This COBP indicates lending for green energy, transport and connectivity, and urban infrastructure. 

  • 27 Feb 2015 | Institutional Document

    Bhutan: Country Operations Business Plan (2015-2017)

    The country operations business plan identifies lending and nonlending programs for 2015–2017 and is fully in line with the direction and strategic priorities outlined in the Asian Development Bank’s country partnership strategy, 2014–2018 for Bhutan. The strategy, approved in July 2014, was prepared in line with the priority areas of the government’s Eleventh Five-Year Plan, 2013–2018.

  • 22 Dec 2014 | Institutional Document

    South Asia: Regional Cooperation Operations Business Plan (2015-2017)

    The regional cooperation operations business plan (RCOBP), 2015-2017 for South Asia updates the RCOBP, 2014-2016 and is the fourth RCOBP under the regional cooperation strategy (RCS), 2011-2015.

    The proposed regional operations for 2015–2017 are consistent with the priorities of the RCS. In 2015–2017, operations will continue to focus on (i) improving regional connectivity, (ii) boosting cross-border trade, and (iii) strengthening regional energy cooperation.

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