Bhutan and ADB

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.

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Bhutan Facts

ADB's Work in Bhutan

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.


Data: Bhutan

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Bhutan, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.


ADB Projects in Bhutan View all projects


Contact: Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM)

2nd Floor, Royal Textile Academy Building Norzin Lam, Chhubachhu, Thimphu - 11001

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Shamit Chakravarti (Mr)
Country Director
Tshewang Norbu (Mr)
Portfolio Management Specialist
Sonam Zam (Ms)
Project Officer (Procurement and Implementation)

Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM) provides support to ADB Headquarters in:

  • country programming
  • project processing
  • project administration
  • tripartite portfolio review meeting

BHRM is also responsible for strengthening:

  • relations with the government, civil society, and the private sector
  • policy dialogue
  • country reporting
  • aid and development partner coordination
  • external relations and information dissemination

BHRM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 7 December 2023