About Us


About Us

UNDP has been working with the Royal Government and people of Bhutan since 1973 to accelerate the country’s development results through innovation, digitalization, development financing, partnerships, cutting-edge global knowledge and technical expertise.

Our mission is to alleviate poverty, reduce inequality and exclusion, and drive climate action and sustainable growth so people are empowered, and communities become more resilient.  Tapping into our broad global network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help the Royal Government and people of Bhutan to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.

As UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping Bhutan achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and Gross National Happiness. Guided by new UNDP Strategic Plan 2022 -2025, we support Bhutan in its path towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through:

(a) Supporting three directions of change: structural transformation, leaving no one behind and building resilience

(b) Through six signature solutions: poverty and inequality, governance, resilience, environment, energy, and gender equality

(c) Enhanced by three enablers: strategic innovation, digitalization and development financing

In partnership with the Royal Government and people of Bhutan, we work in the following areas:

  1. Climate change, environment and livelihoods
  2. Governance, inclusion and engagement 
  3. Innovation and digital transformation