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Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2019
Asian Development Bank and Bhutan: Fact Sheet

ADB’s support to Bhutan reflects a strong emphasis on renewable energy production, transport connectivity, and key urban infrastructure projects.

Since 1982, ADB has supported Bhutan through various programs, mainly in energy, transport, finance, and urban development. ADB has committed loans totaling $534.06 million, grants of $269.22 million, and technical assistance of $53.75 million for the country.

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, 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.