Development Partners

Purpose: The overall purpose of the Development Partners Group (DPG) in Bhutan is to promote effective development dialogue, cooperation and coordination in support of national development priorities.

Membership: Membership is open to all bilateral and multilateral development partners, including international/regional financial institutions providing development support to Bhutan.

Objective: The main objective of the DPG is to strengthen the government’s efforts in improving the impact, effectiveness, and coherence of the development cooperation through enhanced coordination for development results. This is expected to be achieved by:

  • Substantively engaging—within the development partner community and other relevant stakeholders—in development policy dialogue on national development priorities and emerging development challenges;
  • Promoting greater level of information sharing among DPG members (Link to knowledge documents under Bhutan Dialogue);
  • Promoting the use of joint evaluation missions and field visits whenever possible; and
  • Working together on common projects, events, and advocacy.

Frequency and modality of meetings

The DPG meets once in two months—on the last Thursday—and ad-hoc meetings.

 

List of Development Partner’s Group

Asian Development Bank

Austrian Development Agency

Bhutan Canada Foundation

Bangladesh Embassy

Bhutan Foundation

Bhutan Red Cross Society

Consulate of Sweden

Consulate of the Netherlands

European Union

HELVETAS

Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

International Financial Corporation

Indian Embassy

Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)

Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA) 

Kuwait Embassy

SAARC Development Secretariat

Save the Children

Stichting Nederlandse Vrijwilligers (SNV)

World Bank

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

United Nations Country Team (UNCT)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

United Nations Women (UN Women)

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Health Organization (WHO)

 

 

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  April 30, 2020

Presentations:

UN – Updates on the UN technical assistance package to help protect the most vulnerable in Bhutan from potential social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-2021

UN – Bhutan’s 21st Century Economic Roadmap – DPG’s technical inputs 

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  December 19, 2019

Presentations:

World Bank Group- Bhutan Country Partnership Framework FY 2020-2024

Lhomon Society- Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative

World Wildlife Fund- The Snowman Run

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  October 31, 2019

Presentations:

Bhutan Cancer Society

Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry- BCCI & its Participation in Development Activities

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)- Gender Intervention Support

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  August 29, 2019

Presentations :

 

Gross National Happiness Commission- 12th Five Year Plan Flagship Programmes

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)- Comprehensive National Development Plan for Bhutan 2030

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)- Supporting Climate Resilience & Transformation Change in the Agriculture Sector in Bhutan

HELVETAS Bhutan- Dual Training

Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs- National Decentralization Policy

National Statistics Bureau (NSB) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)- An Overview of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  April 25, 2019

Presentations:

 

European Union- Bhutan Trade Support- Export Diversification for Economic Growth & Poverty Reduction

Office of the Attorney General- Justice Sector Strategy

The Green Road Environment Friendly & Socially Responsible

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  February 28, 2019

Presentations:

 

Gross National happiness Commission- An Update on the 14th Round Table Meeting

De-Suung Integrated Program

World Food Programme- Disaster Preparedness and Response

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  October 23, 2018

Presentations:

 

Asian Development Bank- Bhutan’s Development Pathway during Economic Transition Implication for ADB’s Assistance

International Finance Corporation- Bhutan Strengthening Private Sector for Development

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime- Trafficking in Persons in Bhutan

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting-  August 30, 2018

Presentations:

 

Clean Bhutan & WangChu Waterkeeper – Waste – An opportunity for Vulnerable Women & Youth Entrepreneurship

ThimphuThromde – Strategic Envrionment Assessment for Thimphu Structure Plan 2002-2027

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) – Blended Finance Options for Local Development

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting- June 28, 2018

Presentations: 

 

Civil Society Organization Authority – Overview and Strategic Direction of CSOs in Bhutan

Gedu College of Business -Project Ideas from Gedu College of Business Studies (GCBS)

Save the Children – Paro Dzongkhag Simulation –Process and Lessons

World Bank- Bhutan and the World Bank; Realizing Prosperity for the Bhutanese People

 

Development Partners’ Group (DPG) Meeting – April 26, 2018

Presentations:

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – UNDP Small Grants Programme – Opportunities

Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) Bhutan’s Voluntary National Review Report

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – A safe system approach to Human wildlife conflict

Mapping of DPG support to the RGoB

The chart illustrates a mapping of development partners interventions in Bhutan. This indicates areas and types of interventions in Bhutan. This mapping facilities to identify other partners working in the same sector to enhance coordination, harmonization and alignment of partner interventions with national priorities. DPG-Mapping 2018

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