Bhutan and ADB

ADB’s partnership strategy for Bhutan supports efforts to diversify the economy, promote policy reforms, catalyze private sector growth, improve connectivity, build climate-resilient infrastructure, and strengthen human capital.

Bhutan: Results of ADB-Supported Operations

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of contributions to 7 Operational Priorities of Strategy 2030 from operations reported in project completion reports, technical assistance completion reports, and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

These results are also presented on the annual Development Effectiveness Review. The review covers all operations financed by ADB's ordinary capital resources and the Asian Development Fund, ADB's concessional lending window.


Bhutan: Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Indicator Achieved Result
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction (tCO2-equivalent per year) 508,790
New households connected to electricity 9,586
New households connected to electricity, Rural 9,586
Installed energy generation capacity (MW equivalent) 126
Installed energy generation capacity, Renewable (MW equivalent) 126
Transmission lines installed or upgraded (km) 19
Distribution lines installed or upgraded (km) 1,682
Indicator Achieved Result
Use of roads built or upgraded (average daily vehicle-kms in the first full year of operation) 138,938
Roads built or upgraded (km) 239
Expressways and national highways built or upgraded (km) 136
Provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (km) 103
Roads built or upgraded, Rural (km) 66
Roads built or upgraded, Urban (km) 173
Indicator Achieved Result
Households with new or improved water supply 14,052
Households with new or improved water supply, Urban 14,052
Households with new or improved sanitation 4,021
Waste water treatment capacity added or improved (m3 per day) 6,800
Water supply pipes installed or upgraded (length of network in km) 66
Indicator Achieved Result
Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached 1,900
Indicator Achieved Result
Students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities 771
Students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities, Female 216
Students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities, Male 555
Teachers trained with quality or competency standards 26
Teachers trained with quality or competency standards, Female 7
Teachers trained with quality or competency standards, Male 20
Indicator Achieved Result
Cross-border transmission of electricity (gigawatt-hours per year) 497

Source: Asian Development Bank. 2018 Development Effectiveness Review (April 2019)

Note: 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.

Sources: ADB project and/or program completion reports issued in 2010-2018, staff estimates, and ADB Strategy and Policy Department.

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