Bhutan’s development has been guided by its philosophy of gross national happiness—of striving to balance spiritual and material advancement through four pillars: sustainable and equitable economic growth and development, preservation and sustainable use of the environment, preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, and good governance.
ADB is piloting in Bhutan a web-based gender monitoring system to track the progress of gender mainstreaming efforts in national government agencies, the first of its kind in the region.
Bhutan continues to improve on its transparency record due to a strong focus on public service delivery.
We look forward to making more progress on implementing the pact for both passenger and freight vehicles to cross swiftly and easily between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal.
There is one sector that contributes up to a third of gross domestic product, and is an important source of foreign currency, in many of Asia’s developing countries. It could be deployed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ази тивийн хөгжиж буй улс орнуудын дотоодын нийт бүтээгдэхүүний гуравны нэг хүртэл хувийг бүрдүүлж, гадаад валютын нөөцийнх нь чухал эх үүсвэр болдог нэгэн салбар бий. Энэ салбарыг Тогтвортой Хөгжлийн Зорилтуудыг хангахад ашиглах бүрэн боломжтой.
Bhutan is using an innovative financing system to ensure its citizens have access to quality affordable health care.
Work done within the home, including caring for children, is extremely important to society but undervalued and poorly tracked.
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
In order to be effective, land pooling needs to be supported by policy measures that ensure the benefits accrue equally to landowners, the community, and the government.