The 11th FYP represents a defining moment in the history of Bhutan as it is the second plan implemented under the reign of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. It is also the second Five Year Plan formulated and implemented by the Government elected under Bhutan’s Constitutional Democracy. Therefore, the 11th FYP provides the right platform to consolidate and built on the development gains of the past and forge innovative thinking and strategies towards achieving the long-term development objectives guided by the overarching goal of Gross National Happiness.
With a view to promoting inclusive and broad based participation in the plan preparation process, the formulation of the 11th FYP began as early as August 2011. After several rounds of consultation with the stakeholders, the draft 11th FYP was presented to the new Cabinet on August 2013. Subsequently, with the incorporation of the directives of the Cabinet, the final draft 11th FYP was presented to the first session of the second Parliament on September 19, 2013 by the Hon’ble Finance Minister. Following the approval of the Plan by the Parliament, resource mobilization was initiated with the conduct of the 12th Round Table Meeting on 11th and 12th December 2013. The first year of the plan focused on the implementation of the 10th FYP spillover activities such as construction of schools and hospitals under the GoI assistance. The actual implementation of the plan started only in the second year of the 11th FYP.
The purpose of this report is to present the consolidated outcome of the Mid Term Review (MTR) of the 11th Five Year Plan which was undertaken between August 2015 to May 2016 covering 10 Ministries, 20 local governments and four Thromdes (municipalities). The MTR was chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister. The meeting was attended by the Cabinet Ministers, members of the GNH Commission, local functionaries and the relevant officials of the agencies concerned.
The objective of the mid-term review was to take stock of the progress of the 11th FYP programs; discuss and address implementation issues and; recommend mid-course corrections. Unlike in the past FYP MTRs, the review of the 11th Plan focused on the progress of key result areas of sectors and Dzongkhags which was done through assessment of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). In addition, the MTR also reviewed the financial progress of all the implementing agencies.