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Bhutan: Development Effectiveness Brief

Publication | December 2013
Bhutan: Development Effectiveness Brief

This country brief highlights how ADB operations have helped support Bhutan’s efforts in advancing socioeconomic development.

Since Bhutan became a member in 1982, ADB has provided $486.29 million in loans and grants and $54.09 million in technical assistance. ADB has assisted the government in advancing socioeconomic development by providing support to enhance rural electrification, hydropower development, road connectivity, provision of urban infrastructure and services, and financial sector development. ADB remains committed to supporting the Government of Bhutan's efforts toward sustaining high growth and making this growth more inclusive.


  • Bhutan and ADB: Working Together for Poverty Reduction
  • ADB Contributions to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational and Organizational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges