Bhutan: COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program

Evaluation Document | 21 April 2023

The program aimed to support the government in implementing its countercyclical comprehensive coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, including relief measures for vulnerable groups and economic stimulus measures for productive sectors. Its expected outcome was reduced immediate adverse effects of COVID-19 on businesses and the population. There were two supporting outputs: (i) inclusive relief measures for vulnerable groups implemented; and (ii) economic stimulus for productive sectors provided.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Successful.