|Sl.No||Client||Project||Funded By||Year||Brief Narrative Description||Link to Report|
|01||Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI)||Citizen Report on the Quality of Justice Services Provided by the Justice Sector||Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI)||2022||The general objective of the assignment was to design and carry out a nationwide survey on the services provided by justice institutions.
The specific objective of the survey was to:
Assess citizens’ perceptions and experiences of public services provided by justice institutions, namely RCJ, ACC, RBP, OAG, BNLI, BCB and BADRC.
|02||FHI 360||LEGO Playful Parenting Implementation Research – Bhutan: Phone Survey [Workforce]||FHI 360||2022||Data collection will involve administration of a phone survey to workforce ~3
months after training completion, to capture their level of comfort and
knowledge with playful parenting principles, the support and supervision they
receive, and their experiences in service delivery to caregivers.
|03||Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)||Gender Assessment in Hydropower, Road and Bridge Construction Sites||Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)||2022||The main objective of the assessment is to create a better understanding of the nature and magnitude of gender-specific issues and challenges in the hydropower, road, and construction sites.||Link|
|04||FHI 360||LEGO Playful Parenting Implementation Research – Bhutan: Group Session [Workforce]||FHI 360||2021||This component of the research design focuses on measuring workforce knowledge and
competencies in ECD and PP.
|05||Transparency International||Assessment of the Bhutan Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)||Transparency International||2021||This assessment was conducted to gauge the progress made by ACC since the first assessment in 2015. It captured information on internal and external factors affecting ACC’s performance and opportunities for improvement and gathered vital information to help Anti-Corruption Agencies in their fight against corruption. It also provides practical solutions to the key challenges so that ACC and other relevant stakeholders can expand their anti-corruption efforts in Bhutan with greater impact.|
|06||FHI 360||LEGO Playful Parenting Implementation Research – Bhutan: Training Observations [Workforce]||FHI 360||2021|
|07||FHI 360||LEGO Playful Parenting Implementation Research – Bhutan: Child & Caregiver Outcomes||FHI 360||2021||This component of the research design focuses on whether child and caregiver
outcomes are sustained in the scaled-up versions of the program interventions, noting
the ways in which implementing partners modify and adapt programs for greater
|08||FHI 360||LEGO Playful Parenting Implementation Research – Bhutan: Community FGDs||FHI 360||2021||This component of the research design focuses on shifting parenting norms and father
roles in child-rearing and playful parenting at the community level, as well as any
unexpected benefits throughout program rollout.
|09||HELVETAS, Swiss Intercooperation, Bhutan||An Assessment of Functioning of Chiwog Zomdu: A Case of Dorithasa, Gengo and Dangreygang Chiwogs||HELVETAS, Swiss Intercooperation, Bhutan||2020||This study was undertaken to provide baseline information on the functioning of the Chiwog Zomdu so that the quality of the Zomdu could be enhanced as it is an important part of local governance. A three-phase (Baseline Survey, Monitoring Exercise, and Impact Evaluation) research was undertaken to comprehensively achieve the purpose and meet the study’s objectives.||Link|
|10||Department of IT and Telecom (DITT), Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC)||National ICT Baseline Survey, – Measuring ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals.||Department of IT and Telecom (DITT), Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC)||2020||The general objective of this household-baseline survey was to design and carry out a comprehensive nationwide ICT baseline survey; and its specific objectives were to:
i. Understand the current national ICT access, use, perceptions and penetration levels;
ii. Understand the rural-urban gap on ICT literacy, services and facilities;
iii. Set a baseline for the ICT sector and its impacts on social and economic development including employment in the ICT sector; and
iv. Outline economic impact of ICT sector.
|11||Market Resonance||A survey on the effects of COVID-19.||Market Resonance||2020|
|12||HELVETAS Bhutan||Public Perception of Civil Society Contributions to Local and National Development in Bhutan.||The European Union||2020||This study was conducted to gather robust empirical evidence and lessons learned to help identify priorities for the CSO sector, partners and stakeholders involved. The findings from the study are expected to help better understand the public’s perception of the contributions of CSOs to local and national development, and changes in the perception over time.||Link|
|13||The University of Hong Kong||An off-site research support with specialist skills in knowledge of Early Childhood||The University of Hong Kong||2020|
|14||Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI)||National Corruption Barometer Survey, (NCBS – 2020).||Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI)||2020||This study was carried out to understand the corruption situation in the country based on the perception of the citizens and thereby establish reference points for awareness, education, and advocacy to facilitate the achievement of the National Key Result Areas in line with the 12th Five-Year Plan and beyond.||Link|
|15||The University of Hong Kong||Data Collection for Evaluation of the Early Childhood Care and Development Programme in Bhutan||The University of Hong Kong||2019||This study, the first-ever comprehensive national evaluation of ECCD, assessed the ECCD services through the spectrum of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.||Link|
|16||Nielsen Company Lanka||Operator and Enterprise Survey in South Asia||Nielsen Company Lanka||2019|
|17||National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC)||Review and Formulation of the New National Plan of Action on Gender Equality, 2019-2023||National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC)||2019||This research work involved review and analysis of the progress made in the implementation of the National Plan of Action on Gender (NPAG 2008-2013) and other gender equality interventions to date, inclusive of gaps and opportunities; and led to a comprehensive National Plan of Action to promote gender equality that consisted of interventions, tentative budget and identified stakeholders. The action document was aligned with the key results areas in the 12th Five Year Plan and the National Gender Equality Policy.|
|18||Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC)||Household-based baseline survey for Enhancing Sustainability and Climate Resilience of Forest and Agricultural Landscapes and Community Livelihoods in Bhutan||GEF & UNDP||2019||This study aimed to operationalize an integrated landscape-based approach to climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation for improving the livelihood options for local communities in the project landscape dzongkhags, three national parks and four biological corridors. It also aimed at enhancing institutional capacity of integrated land management and climate change resilience across rural communities through climate-smart agriculture and enhanced infrastructure, and create a knowledge management system to support the sustainable management of forest and agricultural landscapes.|
|19||HELVETAS, Swiss Intercooperation, Bhutan||Ex-post Evaluation of Rural Livelihood Project (RLP)||HELVETAS, Swiss Intercooperation, Bhutan||2018||This ex-post evaluation study was conducted to analyze and assess the effectiveness and sustainability of the Rural Livelihood Project (2012-2016) of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. The goal of the project was to contribute to the improved livelihood of the rural poor through holistic, community-driven and participatory approaches in four dzongkhags in Bhutan.|
|20||Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA)||Readership, Circulation, and Financial Performance of Newspapers in Bhutan||Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority||2018||This study on the readership, circulation and financial performance of the newspapers in Bhutan is BICMA’s first such attempt at independently monitoring the newspapers’ performance across three primary engagements – readership, circulation, and financial performance. The study will help the authority ensure that the newspapers print and circulate their papers as per their required circulation figures proposed to the authority at the time of processing their licenses. The study aims to achieve four broad objectives, namely secure accurate circulation figures of the newspapers by verifying and validating circulation figures claimed by the newspapers, determining the readership of the newspapers, and verify and validating their financial performance, and developing a standard procedure and format of reporting circulation figures by the newspapers.|
|21||National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC)||National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experiences – A Study on Violence Against Women in Bhutan||UNDP||2018||This study was the first of its kind and took stock of the situation and prevalence of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW/G) in Bhutan and provided towards evidence-based planning and implementation of important national policies, including the formulation of the United Nations One Programme.||Link|
|22||Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)||Towards Enhanced Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency in Public Road Construction||Swiss Agency for Development & Corporation||2017||Link|
|23||Asian Development Bank (ADB)||Evaluation Report: Learning from eLearning – Testing Intelligent Learning Systems in South Asian Countries, Bhutan Chapter||Asian Development Bank (ADB)||2016||This study was undertaken to assess the success of the ADB-supported MathCloud Project in Bhutan implemented in selected schools by the Ministry of Education since 2015.|
|24||Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI)||National Corruption Barometer Survey, (NCBS – 2016).||Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI)||2016||This study was conducted to assess the Bhutanese citizens’ perception of corruption and to establish a reference point for awareness, education, and advocacy on corruption prevention. It was the first survey of its kind ever conducted in Bhutan. The survey employed both quantitative as well as qualitative research methods.||Link|
|25||The University of Northampton||Data Collection for Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) Study on Disabilities in Bhutan||UNICEF||2016||The main objective of the study was to assess the overall situation on KAP of various stakeholders towards disabilities and disability services in the country, with a specific focus on CWDs. It also aimed to understand social and cultural norms and traditional practices that promote or inhibit CWDs’ participation and inclusion, and provide recommendations for the development of a communication strategy on social inclusion for CWDs in Bhutan.||Link|
|26||ADB and National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS)||Action on Climate Change in South Asia – Building Institutional Capacity to reduce emissions from motor vehicles in Bhutan.||ADB and National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS)||2016||This study was conducted to assess the challenges of achieving and sustaining rapid economic growth to reduce poverty and attain other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an era of accentuated risks posed by global climate change in South Asia developing member countries (DMCs). Its outcome would be the increased investment and institutional capacity of South Asia DMCs to manage the impacts of climate change.||Link|
|27||Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)||Bhutan Training Needs Assessment Survey||Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)||2016||This study adopted a stakeholder- centric approach. It included all the key stakeholders of tourism as a profit-making entity. The main objectives were to identify skills and levels of proficiency needed to perform specific functions and determine the current level of skills that the targeted groups had at the time of the study. The study further assessed the skills deficiency gap in the targeted group so that training providers and other policymakers are well informed.|
|28||Project Management Unit, Decentralized Coordination and Partnerships for Gender Equality Results, NCWC||Crèche Needs Assessment in Central Government Agencies||ADB||2016||The specific objectives of the Crèche Needs Assessment are to understand the existing childcare
facilities and services available to working parents, assess demand for crèches at workplace and
subsequently identify central agencies with crèche needs on a priority basis.
|29||National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC)||National Survey on Violence Against Children and Young People in Bhutan||UNICEF||2015||The study was undertaken to learn more about children’s experiences of violence and to generate a better understanding of the drivers and perpetrators of violence against children in Bhutan. It was designed to provide robust, evidence-based data gathered through multi-phased approaches (desk review, qualitative assessment and quantitative survey). The study provides recommendations to conceptualize policies, strategies and programmes to effectively prevent and respond to violence and in strengthening the child protection system in Bhutan.||Link|
|30||The Ministry of Health (MoH)||Mobile Data Collection for the National Nutrition Survey (NNS)||UNICEF, Bhutan||2015||For the NNS, BIRD developed the web-based survey forms in tablets as per the survey questionnaire. All survey supervisors and enumerators were trained on the installation, configuration, and running of the aggregate Open Data Kit (ODK) server, in data collection using the tablets. Finally, BIRD consolidated and aggregated the NNS data and handed it over to UNICEF/MoH.||Link|
|31||Human Resource Development Division (HRDD)||Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) Outlook Survey||Human Resource Development Division (HRDD)||2015|
|32||Disabled People’s Organization of Bhutan||Registration of People Living with Disabilities (PWD) in Bhutan||Disabled People’s Organization of Bhutan||2015||This study aimed at gathering data to provide information relevant for developing and implementing public policy to ensure that PWDs have access to basic services and necessities, such as education, health care, social inclusion and individual rights within the Bhutanese society.||Link|
|33||Human Resource Development Division (HRDD), Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR)||Employer Survey||Human Resource Development Division (HRDD), Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR)||2015|
|34||United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bhutan on Development Policy Analysis Division (DPAD) of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)||Fostering Private-Public Partnerships to Strengthen National Capacities for Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Development-oriented Macroeconomic Policies to generate Employment, Growth and Poverty Reduction||United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bhutan on Development Policy Analysis Division (DPAD) of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)||2015||The objective of the proposed consultancy contract is to avail UNDESA with necessary national
expertise to strengthen the capacities of the Royal Government of Bhutan to develop and use a Growth
Accounting Framework, which will contribute to informed policy decisions and facilitate more effective
public-private partnerships to boost investment and growth, as envisaged in EA1 of the Development
|35||Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO)||Impact Assessment of Low Carbon Tourism Project||European Union||2015||The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of the Low Carbon Tourism Project in Bhutan through the prism of four key areas of carbon, water, energy and waste. The baseline study of 2012 was employed as the reference point in the study.|
|36||Mekong River Commission, Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane (OSV)||Statistician for Social Impact Monitoring and Vulnerability Assessment (SIMVA) Survey||Mekong River Commission, Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane (OSV)||2014|
|37||Department of Disaster Management (DDM), MoHCA||Quantitative-Based Survey of Awareness, Preparedness, and Response Capacities Related to Climate Change-induced Risks and Vulnerabilities, and the Documentation of Lessons and Experiences||Department of Disaster Management (DDM), MoHCA||2014||This study aimed to assess the level of disaster awareness, preparedness and response capacities in vulnerable communities related to climate change-induced risk and vulnerabilities along the Punakha-Wangdue valley as part of the Government’s National Adaptation Program of Action project Reducing Climate Change-induced Risks and Vulnerabilities from GLOFs in the Punakha-Wangdue and Chamkhar valleys. The other objective was to document lessons learned and experiences from activities undertaken to raise awareness, improve preparedness and strengthen response capacities.||Link|
|38||Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)||Bhutan Tourism Monitor (BTM) Annual Report||Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB)||2014||This study was to provide evidence-based findings and forecasts to all stakeholders engaged in the tourism industry in Bhutan. The study presents a detailed statistical breakdown of tourist arrivals, first-hand feedback from the tourists and market intelligence which policymakers and private tourism entities can use for their interventions.|