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9th Plan Report Presented to the 80th Session of National Assembly  

The Eighth Plan (1997-2002) will be completed by the end of June 2002 and the Ninth Plan will begin from the 1st of July 2002. The Ninth Plan (2002-2007) begins amidst unprecedented historical changes in the country. The decentralization process, initiated by His Majesty the King in 1981, has been fostered over two decades through gradual increases in empowerment and entrustment of responsibility commensurate with the ability of the people. The steady process of decentralization culminated in 1998 with the devolution of executive powers from the Throne to an elected Council of Ministers. In November 2001, in yet another historic move, His Majesty Commanded the drafting of a written Constitution for the country. As the pillar of the country’s governance, the Constitution will embody the expectations and aspirations of the people and safeguard the sovereignty and security of the nation for all time to come.


  1. 9th Plan Report Presented to the 80th Session of National Assembly

Gender Pilot Study Report  

Since the introduction of planned development in the country, Bhutan has focussed on enriching the lives of its people, improving standards of living and in augmenting people’s economic, spiritual and emotional well being. The tenets of Gross National Happiness (GNH), articulated by His Majesty, the King define the development framework for the country and emphasise on sustainable development and self-reliance of its people. GNH places the individual at the centre of development and articulates five priority areas

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  1. Gender Pilot Study Report

National Human Development Report 2000  

It was only in 1961, when His Majesty the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third monarch, ended Bhutan’s self-imposed isolation and embarked on the path of modern development that the country became an active member of the global ommunity. Until then, Bhutan was a self-contained traditional rural society. People cultivated as much as they needed and had a ustainable relationship with nature. They bred animals, wove their own cloth and made pottery. There were no roads, mules, yaks and horses were the principal mode of transport. Hence, modern development that began less than four decades ago has involved building roads, schools and industries. It has meant putting in place a proper system of administration, a network of roads and communication facilities. Enhancing the provision of modern health, sanitation, safe drinking water services and electricity also featured prominently amongst Bhutan’s development priorities.


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  1. National Human Development Report 2000

8th FYP Sectoral MTR Report  

The Five Year Plans form an important guiding framework for Bhutan’s socio-economic development. Accordingly, the Royal Government had attached great importance to the review of the Five Year Plans and instituted Mid Term Review as an important exercise to assess the progress of the plan activities and to provide
remedial measures to the constraints and problems faced during implementation.

The Mid Term Review of the 8th Five Year Plan was of particular significance since several important events took place during the first two years of the plan. The devolution of power from the throne to the elected members of the Council of Ministers represent a land mark in Bhutan’s socio-political system which has far reaching affect in the development planning process.Review.



  1. 8th Five Year Plan Sectoral Midterm Review Report

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women  

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the international agreement adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly. It consists of a preamble and 30 articles, defining what constitutes discrimination against women and setting up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. As such, CEDAW is often described as an international bill of rights for women


  1. Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Agianst Women

Proverty Reduction Strategy Paper  

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) has initiated a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) process as a part of the broader ongoing efforts to combat poverty. The main objective of the PRSP process is to strengthen the strategic framework for poverty reduction, improve donor coordination, and build support for new initiatives in public expenditure management and poverty monitoring and evaluation. The envisaged process builds directly on the Ninth Five-Year Plan (Ninth Plan), and this Cover Note together with the Ninth Plan document will comprise the PRSP.


  1. Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

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