The Kingdom of Bhutan is considered a development success story, with decreasing poverty and improvements in human development indicators. The Bank's engagement in Bhutan is aimed at supporting the government's goal of Gross National Happiness.
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The World Bank Group's investment portfolio in Bhutan is focused on rural access, rural development, urban development, wildlife conservation, and private sector development.There are five ongoing specific investment operations for a net commitment of $82 million of IDA resources. In addition, there is one Global Environment Facility grant-financed project, one Global Facility for Disaster Recovery and Reduction-financed project, and three Institutional Development Fund-financed activities.