Housing Finance Sector Development Program (ADB-51252-001)

  • Bhutan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Bhutan
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 17.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 17.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 29, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 11, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank website, ADB's proposed sector development program will help establish the underlying enabling conditions to facilitate a transition towards a market-driven sustainable housing market. It will focus on strengthening market growth and stability by addressing financing and other core constraints in the ecosystem.

The policy-based loan component of the program will strengthen the enabling environment and support broad-based development of the housing ecosystem. The investment loan component will enhance credit delivery through the establishment of a housing finance entity (HFE). The HFE will convene low-cost and medium- to long-term sources of financing and channel these into housing sector development through onlending to financial institutions to finance mortgage and housing construction loans. The HFE will lower the cost of funds for financial institutions and strengthen their capacity to introduce product segmentation and financing instruments that are better tailored to market demand and borrower risk profiles. In addition, the investment loan will support the introduction of a mortgage guarantee scheme to further reduce risk in the financial system through reduction of credit risk in financial institutions' portfolios and help build market confidence in underserved segments by introducing risk-sharing arrangements.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Shah, Syed Ali-Mumtaz H.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Royal Government of Bhutan
Thimphu, Bhutan
Attention: Director


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