Program Objectives

Main Objectives
Wage employment
Food security
Financial Inclusion
Self-employment
Market access
Social services
Diversification
Women's Empowerment
Environmental Management
Productivity
Social Inclusion
Resilience
Program Development Objective(description)

To alleviate extreme poverty in Bhutan;
To provide sustainable livelihood to the extreme poor
To promote community participation, especially the poor, in planning and implementation of their own development plans;

Program Components

TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
WAGE EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Average Program Duration for Program Beneficiaries
Under one year
Between one and three years
More than three years
Do Participants Access Components in a Specific Sequence?

Digitization

COMPONENTS DELIVERED DIGITALLY
TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

TARGETED POVERTY GROUPS

Extreme poor

Ultra-poor

Other vulnerable

PRIORITY VULNERABLE GROUPS

Women

Children

Youth

ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA

Poverty status

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION METHODS

Geographic targeting

Categorical targeting

Community-based targeting

Proxy Means Test

Government social registry

Basic Program Information

COUNTRY
Bhutan
REGION
South Asia
LEAD IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Research and Evaluation Division, Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat
TYPE LEAD
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
National/central government
START DATE
END DATE
PRIMARY ENTRY POINT
Livelihoods and Jobs
P-CODE (WB PROGRAMS)
DNA
GLOBAL PRACTICE (WB PROGRAMS)
DNA

Country Information

Lending Category (WB Only)
IDA
FCV Country (WB FY20 List)
No
TOTAL POPULATION (Million)

0.80

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (NPL)

8.20%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT ($1.90/DAYPPP2011)

N/A

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (MPI)

33.96%

NO. ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

2

NO. BENEFICIARIES (DIRECT & INDIRECT) OF ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

37,335

PLANNED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

EVALUATION/RESEARCH TYPES
Process evaluation
Impact evaluation
IMPACT EVALUATION TOPICS
Overall impact
Impact of different component variations
Impact at scale
Intergenerational impacts
Effect of market links
NAME RESEARCH PARTNERS
Not decided yet
DATE WHEN RESULTS AVAILABLE
We are not sure of the government assessment, Tarayana plans to carry out one by external evaluators however, we are still looking for funds to do it.
LINK TO PUBLISHED WORK
N/A

Program Coverage

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

981

DIRECT & INDIRE CT BEN EFICIARIES

3,826

PERCENTAGE FEMALE BENEFICIARIES

51-75%

Percentage of country population
0.48%
Percentage of country population under the poverty line
5.83%
Area/s
Rural
Geographic coverage
Several states/regions

Institutional Arrangements

Organizations Involved In Implementation Providing Financing
National/central government
Regional/district government
Local/municipal government
Nongovernmental organization
Community
Financial Service Provider
World Bank
Multilateral organization (not WB)
Bilateral organization
Private sector organization

Community Engagement

Components Delivered Through Community
  • Business capital
  • Skills Training
  • Coaching
  • Financial services facilitation
  • Market Links
Community Structures Leveraged for Program delivery
  • Informal community groups
  • Formal community groups
  • Formalized producer organizations
  • Local governance group
Does the program create/strengthen community structures/groups?

Contact Us

Colin Andrews, Program Manager
peidp@worldbank.org

DNA: Does Not Apply; FY: Fiscal Year; FCV: Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; MPI: Multidimensional Poverty Index; NPL: National Poverty Line; N/A: Not available; WB: World Bank