UNDP and Government


UNDP and Government


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.

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. Our key government partners are:

  1. Gross National Happiness Commission 
  2. National Environment Commission
  3. Ministry of Agriculture and Forest
  4. Ministry of Works and Human Settlement
  5. Ministry of Economic Affairs
  6. Ministry of Information and Communication
  7. Ministry of Labour and Human Resources
  8. Ministry of Health
  9. National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology
  10. Tourism Council of Bhutan
  11. Parliament of Bhutan
  12. Local Government (We work with 13 of the 20 districts)
  13. National Biodiversity Centre
  14. National Soil Service Centre
  15. Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC), Zhemgang
  16. Judiciary
  17. Office of Attorney General
  18. Royal Bhutan Police
  19. Anti- Corruption Commission of Bhutan
  20. Bar Council of Bhutan
  21. Bhutan Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre
  22. Bhutan National Legal Institute
  23. Royal Civil Service Commission
  24. Royal Monetary Authority
  25. Royal University of Bhutan
  26. National Commission for Women and Children