ADB’s country partnership strategy for Bhutan, 2019–2023 supports efforts to diversify the economy, catalyze private sector growth, improve connectivity, build climate-resilient infrastructure, and strengthen human capital.
Bhutan became a member of ADB in 1982. To date, ADB has committed 205 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $1.2 billion to Bhutan.
Bhutan’s schools maintained their relatively strong performance during the pandemic as access to remote learning, the opening of boarding facilities, and moves to prioritize education for secondary school pupils prevented performance gaps widening.
ADB has approved a $30 million loan to improve Bhutan’s technical and vocational education and training system and enhance the skills and employability of its youth.
This framework outlines how to integrate gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) into ADB’s operations in South Asia to help close the gender gap, combat exclusion, and bolster equitable economic growth.
Bhutan became a member of ADB in 1982. To date, ADB has committed 205 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $1.2 billion to Bhutan. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Bhutan amount to $875.64 million.
ADB is supporting the government’s efforts to put the country back on its strong prepandemic growth path. Despite challenges, including lockdowns and travel restrictions until mid-June 2022, four loans and four grants totaling $90.61 million were committed in 2022.
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Last updated: 13 December 2022