Partnering for resilient, inclusive and sustainable development
Our work in Bhutan is anchored in diverse and effective partnerships. We collaborate with a wide array of partners to leverage the range of skills and resources to better serve the development needs of Bhutan. Our interventions are at the policy, institutional and community levels. We work with partners at the national, district and community level to implement programmes that help achieve the country's developmental aspirations, including its transition to a middle-income country and finding innovative solutions to the top national development priorities. The priorities are promoting wellbeing of its citizens, environment conservation, providing jobs to its growing youth population, fighting climate change, addressing growing waste problem, promoting gender equality, enhancing access to justice, and promoting clean energy among others.
In the context of COVID-19 crisis, UNDP is providing the technical lead in the UN’s socio-economic recovery efforts. The longer-term social and economic impact of this crisis is profound. That’s why we remain committed to leading the UN’s socio-economic response in partnership with our sister UN agencies to help Bhutan build back better, stronger and greener, and bring about transformational changes.
UNDP and the Government
The partnership between UNDP and the Royal Government of Bhutan began in 1973 almost 50 years ago, with the development of the country’s human resource, tourism and energy sectors. Over the years, the partnership has grown and diversified involving issues such as poverty, environment, climate change, disaster risk reduction and inclusive governance to address priorities of the Royal Government. Read More
UNDP and Civil Society
The civil society plays a key role in supporting the attainment of the SDGs and GNH. UNDP works closely with and advocate for the inclusion of civil society, including women’s rights and disabled people’s organizations, in country-led efforts to achieve the SDGs and GNH. Read More
Development Partners and Donors
In Bhutan, we have more than 46 years of experience leading development work. The transformational work we do in Bhutan is made possible by generous and continued support from our development partners and donors. Read More
International Organization and Vertical Funds
UNDP plays different role alongside sister agencies as SDG integrator. We work closely with partners across the UN Country Team in accelerating SDGs, where relevant and necessary. Read More
Private sector is nascent in Bhutan but evolving and can be critical development partner in the years to come to leverage development results. Read More
We work closely with the local media to share stories of transformational change and development from Bhutan. Read More