Assessment of Development Results - Bhutan

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This report on Bhutan’s Assessment of Development Results (ADR) focuses on the following three thematic areas: fostering democratic governance; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reducing poverty under a human development perspective; and ensuring environmental sustainability. Reflecting on the characteristics of Bhutan’s economic history, its current juncture and prospects, the ADR examined the past with a forward-looking perspective.



Executive summary

Bhutan is in the midst of a historic transition from monarchy to a full-fledged democracy after having established peace, stability and impressive gains in human development. High expectations to successfully manage the transition make it even more important for Bhutan’s development partners—national and international—to reflect upon future support in order to further accelerate and sustain progress in the coming years. This is an opportune moment for UNDP to assess, and if needed, reposition and restructure its assistance to Bhutan in order to enhance development effectiveness. The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) exercise is timely in that it is an independent evaluation of UNDP’s contribution to Bhutan’s development, the results of which will be used as an input to UNDP’s next country programme (2008-2012) in Bhutan.


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