Sl.NoClientProjectFunded ByYearBrief Narrative DescriptionLink to Report
 1Transparency InternationalAssessment of the Bhutan Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)Transpar ency International2021  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.   
 2Ministry of Education,  UNICEF Bhutan, and University of Hong KongAn Evaluation of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Programme in BhutanUNICEF & University of Hong Kong2020  This study, the first-ever comprehensive national evaluation of ECCD, assessed the ECCD services through the spectrum of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.  Click Here
 3Bhutan Transparency InitiativeNational Corruption Barometer Report (NCBR)Anti-Corruption Commission2020  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.  Click Here  
 4Market Resonance ServicesCOVID-19 and Socio-economic ImpactMarket Resonance Services2020  
 5HELVETAS BhutanPublic Perception of Civil Society Contributions to Local and National Development in BhutanThe European Union2020  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.  Click Here  
 6Department of IT & Telecom, Ministry of Information and CommunicationsNational ICT Household SurveyMinistry of Information and Communications2020  ICT as a critical sector in the socio-economic development in Bhutan, this study aimed to understand the current national ICT access, use, perception, and penetration levels. It also aimed to understand the rural-urban divide in ICT literacy, services and facilities among others.  Click Here  
 7FHI 360LEGO Foundation Playful Parenting Implementation ResearchFHI 3602020  This study was part of a study covering Bhutan, Guatemala, Rwanda, Serbia, and Zambia. The study aimed to generate insights into the implementation and scaling of the playful parenting interventions, drawing on the diverse experiences of the five parenting programs. It seeks to build the knowledge base on what works and does not  while effectively scaling up playful parenting, how the different strategies are realized and how these strategies affect caregivers, service providers and children aged 0-3 years.   
Department of Local Governance, Ministry of Home and Cultural AffairsAn Assessment of Functioning of Chiwog Zomdu: A Case of Dorithasa, Gengo and Dangreygang ChiwogsHELVETAS Bhutan2019  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.  Click Here  
 9National Commission for Women and ChildrenNational Plan of Action for Gender Equality 2019-2023 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.   
 10Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA)Readership, Circulation, and Financial Performance of Newspapers in BhutanBhutan InfoComm and Media Authority2018  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.   
 11Gross National Happiness CommissionEnhancing Sustainability and Climate Resilience of Forest and Agriculture Landscape and Community Livelihoods in Bhutan – A Household-based Baseline SurveyGEF & UNDP2018  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.   
 12Anti-Corruption CommissionA Research Project – Towards Enhanced Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency in Public Road ConstructionSwiss Agency for Development & Corporation2017 Click Here  
 13HELVETAS BhutanEx-post evaluation of rural livelihood projectHELVETAS Bhutan2017  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.   
 14National Commission for Women and ChildrenNational Study on Women’s Health and Life Experiences – A study on Violence Against Women and Girls in BhutanUNDP2017  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.  Click Here  
 15Asian Development Bank (ADB)An Assessment on the Implementation & Evaluation of Learning from eLearning: Testing Intelligent Learning Systems in South Asian CountriesAsian Development Bank2016  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.   
 16Ministry of Education & University of NorthamptonKnowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) Study on Children with Disabilities (CWDs) in BhutanUNICEF2016The 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.Click Here  
 17Bhutan Transparency InitiativeNational Corruption Barometer Survey 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..  Click Here  
 18Tourism Council of BhutanBhutan Training Needs Assessment Survey 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.   
 19National Commission for Women and ChildrenNational Survey on Violence Against Children in BhutanUNICEF2016The 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.      Click Here  
 20National Commission for Women and ChildrenNeeds Assessment Survey for Crèches of Public SectorAsian Development Bank2016  The Crèche Needs Assessment in Public Sector was conducted to understand the existing situation and demand for childcare services at the workplace. Based on the needs assessment, crèches were established in some government agencies.   
 21 Impact Assessment of Low Carbon Tourism ProjectEuropean Union2015The 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. 
 22Disabled People’s Organization of BhutanRegistration of People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in Bhutan 2015This 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.Click Here  
 23Department of Human Resource, Ministry of Labour and Human ResourcesEmployer Survey 2015  
 24UNICEF Bhutan and Department of Public Health, Ministry of HealthMobile Data Collection for the National Nutrition Survey (NNS)UNICEF2015For 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.Click Here  
 25Tourism Council of BhutanBhutan Tourism Monitor Annual Report 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.  Click Here  
 26Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural AffairsQualitative-based Survey of Awareness, Preparedness, and Response Capacities related to Climate Change-induced Risks and vulnerabilities, and the documentation of lessons and Experiences. 2014This 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.  Click Here  
 27Ministry of Labour and Human ResourcesTVET Outlook Survey    
 28Asian Development BankAction on Climate Change in South Asia – Building Institutional Capacity to reduce emissions from motor vehicles in Bhutan.Asian Development Bank2016This 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.Click Here