Bhutan and ADB
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This policy brief discusses how Bhutan can maximize the benefits of its demographic transition, which is providing a larger working-age population and a lower dependency burden.
A major focus of the Phuentsholing Township Development Project is to provide a safer space in which the town can grow by helping develop a new urban center with raised ground levels in an area sheltered by the embankments.
Strengthening Bhutan’s SMEs is critical in helping women empowerment in the country. In 2016, 36% of the registered micro, small and medium enterprises were owned and managed by women. With a female-to-male labor force ratio of 59%, Bhutan’s economic future is tied to the ability of women to seize and expand opportunities in the marketplace.
This biodiversity baseline assessment was conducted in 2014−2015 at the Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary in southern Bhutan. Inventory and sampling of tree, avian, mammal, and fish species was accomplished in three areas. Grassland conditions and illegal tree harvesting were quantified. Download report
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country that banks on the generation of hydropower to boost its economy. Hydropower contributes about a fifth of the gross domestic product.
Bhutan has achieved exceptional economic growth over the past 3 decades. Significant achievements in social development have also been made in recent years, with the number of poor approximately halved between 2007 and 2012. However, the challenge remains for Bhutan to expand its economic base and make its growth more inclusive, especially for unemployed youth and women.
The strategic objectives of ADB's country partnership strategy乐动体育注册 for Bhutan are to foster economic diversification and reduce spatial and social disparities.
Bhutan is a member of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.
Projects in Bhutan
- Preparing the Health Sector Development Program
- Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2017 (Subproject 2)
- Decentralized Coordination and Partnerships for Gender Equality Results
- Asian Development Outlook 2016-2018 - Asian Development Outlook 2016 (Subproject 1)
- Strengthening Economic Management Program II