What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, working in 177 countries and territories. In Bhutan, UNDP plays a key role in the development of Bhutan’s good governance process, creating an enabling environment for alleviation of human poverty, supporting the mainstreaming of the MDGs and poverty reduction in the Government’s Five Year Development Plan (11th FYP – 2013 to 2018).

Our Goals

Since the 1970s, UNDP has been supporting the Bhutanese people achieve holistic and sustainable development. As a self-starter “delivering as one” (DAO) country, UN in Bhutan prepared the second UNDAF (2008-2013) in close consultation with the government and other partners. The UNDAF has identified five priority areas of cooperation based on national priorities: i) poverty reduction; ii) health; iii) education; iv) good governance; and v) environment and disaster management.

International day of Happiness

Children of rural Bhutan celebrate happiness ©UNDP Bhutan

Our Stories

  • Tenzin Dorji, beneficiary of the UNDP Rural Enterprise Development Programme (REDP)

    Rural enterprises build community economy

    Of late, the people living in Chaskar village in Eastern Bhutan have a local champion to look up to. Tenzin Dorji has brought about a quietmore

Projects and Initiatives

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. more

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Our latest reports:
2011 UNDP Bhutan Annual Report

The 2011 Annual Report, “Promoting progress for all”, presents some of UNDP’s achievements from the past year.

2013 Baseline Survey for Royal Society for Senior Citizens

The baseline survey for senior citizens is a collective effort of UNDP and the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC).