Bhutan Interdisciplinary Research & Development (BIRD) is a non-partisan independent research, consulting and training organization. We specialize in the areas of Program Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E); Needs Assessments and Feasibility Studies; Mobile Data Collection Solutions; Statistical Consulting Services; and Survey Data Collection, Management, Analysis and Modeling, among others.

We foster applied research through close collaboration with Government Organizations, International Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Civil Society Organizations.

To help develop human resource capacity in the country, we offer demand-driven high-quality courses that are regularly revised to keep them relevant and impactful in a rapidly changing labor market.

Our team consists of qualified and passionate researchers, consultants and trainers. Our researchers are driven by the desire to produce and disseminate high-quality research publications. With our enviable team of consultants and trainers, we offer our clients incomparable consulting and training solutions premised on our unchanging promise of offering unparalleled, innovative and ideal services at affordable cost.

We are poised to broaden into a fully-fledged policy organization to be able to provide objective, high-quality research that both informs and influences public policy.

BIRD was founded on 29 May 2013 by Mr. Sonam Tshering soon after earning his PhD in Interdisciplinary Intelligent Systems Engineering with a major in Statistical Analysis and Modeling from the University of the Ryukyus, Japan.


To be a premier centre for evidence-based research (EBR), consulting and training organization in the country.

Mission Statement

  1. To transform conventional conjecture-based research into evidence-based rigorous empirical research through the application of statistics, computer programming and operational research;
  2. To deliver quality consulting services and training with the ultimate goal of helping our clients reach their inherent, yet untapped potential; and
  3. To build human resource capacity in the country.