Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

Publication | November 2022

ADB is one of Bhutan’s largest sources of official development assistance, with average annual lending of $52.1 million—$25.6 million loans and $26.5 million grants—from 2018 to 2021.

In 2021, ADB provided $60 million in loans and grants to Bhutan. ADB’s pipeline of projects for 2022–2024 includes policy-based and project loans to facilitate economic recovery, undertake policy and sector reforms to diversify the economy and catalyze private sector investment; pursue green, resilient, and inclusive infrastructure development; and modernize the technical and vocational education training system. ADB will assist Bhutan to expand its solar and wind energy capacity and diversify its energy sources beyond hydropower.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

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  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB funds and products
  • Bhutan

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