Poverty Reduction

  • Labour market analysis and employment generation targeting women and youth

    The project aims to reduce unemployment, especially among youth and women through skills training and increased opportunities for self-employment and small businesses.

  • UN Support to results based Planning and M&E for MDGs and GNH

    In collaboration with the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Gross National Happiness Commission coordinates the overall implementation and project overview. The project aspires to ensure that an MDGs based monitoring and evaluation system is integrated into the national monitoring and evaluation system.

  • UN Support for development of MSMEs and employment generation

    The project aims to promote micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and generate employment by creating an enabling environment and with the support of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

  • Food Security through improved & sustainable agricultural and natural resource management

    The project aims to address food insecurity by enhancing agricultural procedures and improving crop yield. In addition the project will also support the formation of famers groups and cooperatives and enhance the capacity of the existing farmers' groups/cooperatives.

  • Poverty Alleviation and Empowerment of Rural Women

    UNDP's support to the project is to ensure the provision of micro saving schemes and access to micro finance as well as to provide support to formation of self help groups in the selected project sites.

  • Support to Social Protection

    In Bhutan, social protection is gaining importance in the light of increasing risks and vulnerabilities due to rapid economic growth, urbanization, climate induced and natural disasters and also economic crisis among other factors. Complementing the Royal Welfare Office are few NGOs who are implementing SP programs and addressing emerging SP issues and concern.


UNDP provides assistance for poverty reduction in Bhutan by implementing results based policy, plans and programmes geared towards poverty reduction and the attainment of the MDGs and other national priorities. UNDP supports the Royal Government of Bhutan in creating enabling environments for private sector growth, cottage and small rural enterprises; addressing the environment-poverty relationship in terms of conservation of bio-diversity with rural people's need to access natural resources for sustainable livelihoods; and realizing benefits from the integration into the global and regional economy, capacity building for trade negotiations and export promotion.

Contact UNDP Bhutan
Inquiries Phone: +975 2 322424
Email: fo.btn@undp.org Fax: +975 2 322657