BT Generating Youth Employment and Community-Based Enterprise Development Project (WB-P143795)

  • Bhutan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
May 11, 2017
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.25 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.25 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Dec 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 30, 2014

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Project Description
This project aims to generate productive sources of income for poor and vulnerable youth in selected dzongkhags in the south western and eastern regions by establishing or upgrading existing youth-led, managed, and operated business enterprises that aim to generate employment. It also aims at empowering youth to establish and participate in community-based enterprises to give them entrepreneurial, organizational, business, and technical skills.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
World Bank: Contact: Winston Dawes Title: Senior Rural Development Specialist Tel: +1 (202) 458 9202 Email: Borrower/Client/Recipient: Name: Royal Government of Bhutan Contact: Choiten Wangchuk Title: Director General Tel: +975-2-324346 Email: Implementing Agencies: Name: Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Contact: Kuenga Namgay Title: Deputy Chief, Policy and Planning Division Tel: +975-2-324669 Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: