Bhutan and the Asian Development Bank – Partnership for Inclusive Growth: Development Effectiveness Brief

Publication | October 2020

This publication highlights how ADB and Bhutan are working together to achieve more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient growth.

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Bhutan has made extraordinary progress in building its economy while preserving a vibrant cultural identity and pristine natural environment. As the economy continues to grow and renewable energy generation expands, Bhutan is taking progressive steps to ensure the benefits of growth are distributed equitably across the population. ADB has been in partnership with Bhutan since 1982 and providing more than $927.61 million in approved cumulative grants, loans, and technical assistance. Today, ADB is the country’s largest multilateral development partner.


  • Introduction
  • An Inclusive Vision of Growth: In Support of Gross National Happiness
  • Improving Operational Effectiveness and Services
  • Moving Forward

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • Energy
  • Access to energy
  • Finance sector development
  • Gender
  • Transport
  • Roads and Highways
  • Air transport
  • Urban development
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Wastewater
  • Bhutan
  • 30
  • 8.5 x 11
  • BRF200277
  • 978-92-9262-398-2 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-399-9 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-400-2 (ebook)

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