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Bringing Decision-Making to Local Communities

Promote citizen responsive, transparent, accountable and inclusive local governance in Bhutan
© © Markus Wild, info@markuswild.ch


Annual reports, thematic publications and a lot more

CSO Grant Facility Bhutan

A competitive grant mechanism to support the work of local civil society groups and organizations has been set up as part of the EU funded civil society project in Bhutan.

About the Helvetas country program in Bhutan

Helvetas Bhutan is part of a network of independent development organizations. With head offices in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, Helvetas is working in 29 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We bring about real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged people every year. We implement development projects in the areas of water and sanitation, agriculture and nutrition, education, economic development, democracy and peace, and climate and the environment. Helvetas also provides emergency response after disasters.

Projects in Bhutan

Our Topics in Bhutan

Education and Vocational Skills

Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.

Voice, Inclusion & Cohesion

In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.

Gender & Social Equity

Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.


Young people are a tremendous asset, but also a possible threat when denied access to labor markets, services and decision-making. Almost every second unemployed person is aged between 15 and 24.

Multimedia Stories from our Partner Countries

The Rise of the Shahi Family

The history of the Sahi family shows that real change is possible. Not overnight, but from generation to generation.

Daulima is Building her Future

One year after the earthquake in Nepal, Daulima is fighting for a new home.

Hoping for a Better Life

Day after day over 1500 mostly young people leave Nepal. One of them is Suraj Ghalan, who wants to work in Saudi Arabia.