Bhutan: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

Publication | October 2007

Between 1995 and 2006, ADB provided loans and grants to Bhutan amounting to $76.07 million, of which $25.65 million and $15.33 million went to energy and transport projects. These two sectors were main beneficiaries of ADB assistance.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership of ADB and the Government of Bhutan has been instrumental to the development of the country. Energy (rural electrification) and transport (roads) sectors have been the main beneficiaries of ADB assistance to Bhutan. Between 1995 and 2006, ADB provided loans and grants amounting to $76.07 million, of which $25.65 million went to three energy projects and $15.33 million to two transport projects.

ADB also supported health and education development. The sector mix of ADB assistance was aimed at alleviating rural poverty in Bhutan. All ADB projects completed had a satisfactory rating.


  • Selected Country Indicators
  • Overview of Country Achievements and Development Challenges
  • Volume and Performance of ADB Operations
  • Current ADB Portfolio and Assistance Pipeline
  • Ownership, Alignment, and Managing for Results in ADB Operations
  • ADB's Role in Donor Coordination and Harmonization Initiatives

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • ADB funds and products
  • Public sector (Sovereign) financing
  • Bhutan

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