Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2018
Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

ADB helps expand economic opportunities in Bhutan by supporting infrastructure development, particularly in the energy, transport, water, and urban sectors; trade facilitation; and the development of the finance sector.

Since 1982, ADB has supported Bhutan through various programs, mainly in energy, transport, finance, and urban development. ADB has committed loans totalling $495.67 million, grants of $209.96 million, and technical assistance of $52.75 million for Bhutan.

ADB will expand economic opportunities in Bhutan by continuing to support infrastructure development (particularly for energy, transport, water, and urban infrastructure), trade facilitation, and finance sector development. To make growth more inclusive, ADB will help improve Bhutan’s national and cross-border connectivity as well as its infrastructure in regional growth centers, health systems, education and skills development, and agriculture.

ADB will continue to support initiatives in private sector development, governance, and capacity development. Nonlending assistance will focus on the country’s agribusiness, energy, transport, and social services.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Bhutan as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.