Poverty Reduction

  • The project aims to reduce unemployment, especially among youth and women through skills training and increased opportunities for self-employment and small businesses.

  • In collaboration with the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Gross National Happiness Commission coordinates the overall implementation and project overview. The project aspires to ensure that an MDGs based monitoring and evaluation system is integrated into the national monitoring and evaluation system.

  • The project aims to promote micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and generate employment by creating an enabling environment and with the support of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

  • The project aims to address food insecurity by enhancing agricultural procedures and improving crop yield. In addition the project will also support the formation of famers groups and cooperatives and enhance the capacity of the existing farmers' groups/cooperatives.

  • UNDP's support to the project is to ensure the provision of micro saving schemes and access to micro finance as well as to provide support to formation of self help groups in the selected project sites.

  • In Bhutan, social protection is gaining importance in the light of increasing risks and vulnerabilities due to rapid economic growth, urbanization, climate induced and natural disasters and also economic crisis among other factors. Complementing the Royal Welfare Office are few NGOs who are implementing SP programs and addressing emerging SP issues and concern.

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