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Support to Social Protection

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…  


Support for the formulation of Local Governance & Sustainable Development Programme

The flagship Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP), implemented by the Department of Local Governance (DLG) is supported by UNDP, UNCDF and other development partners like Danida, SDC, EU and…  


Enhancing judicial capacities for improved access to justice

UNDP works with UNICEF and UN Women to support capacity development in ensuring democratic governance and rule of law. In 2013, the focus is on continued judicial training for judicial personnel to…  


Establishment of independent Think Tank for policy research and analysis

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) is an autonomous public higher education institution. UNDP is collaborating with RUB to set up an Independent Think Tank for policy research and analysis which is…  


Increasing participation of women in local governance

UNDP will continue to support the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) in developing training modules for leadership and political participation for women. The participation of Bhutanese women at the…  


Developing capacity of national agencies in preventing corruption & strengthening internal control and audit mechanisms

The key accountability institutions of the government are the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Office of the Attorney General (OAF) and the Royal Audit Authority (RAA). UNDP has supported capacity…  


Addressing CC induced disasters through enhanced national & local capacity for effective action

This project will expand the scope beyond GLOFs to include floods due to intense rainfall, water management, and enhancement of capacity to deal with climate risks. The project is currently under…  


Capacity building in disaster & climate resilient construction

The context of recent geophysical and hydro-meteorological disasters underscore the importance of regulatory measures such as safe building practices, urban planning, building codes and by-laws as…  


National Human Settlements Policy

Bhutan’s urbanization rate is one of the highest in the world (7% during 2003-2005). According to the Population and Housing Census in 2005, 31% of country’s population was living in urban areas.  


Reducing CC induced risks from GLOFs

The most significant climate change impact in Bhutan is the formation of supra-glacial lakes due to the accelerated retreat of glaciers with increasing temperatures.  

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