Bhutan today is the world’s youngest democracy. Following a Democratic Constitutional Monarchy system after the historic parliamentary elections in 2008, Bhutan now has a written Constitution, an elected government and Parliament in power. The country’s second national elections are taking place in 2013.
UNDP's support is broadly categorized under the areas of decentralization and local governance; electoral systems; access to justice; parliamentary development; public administration reform and anti-corruption; e-governance, access to information and media development. The mainstreaming of gender into different program components to enhance inclusiveness of development interventions are also under this mandate, with support to capacity development especially at the local level.more
National Consultation for Women in Politics.
Photo Sonam Tsoki Tenzin © UNDP Bhutanmore
Projects and Initiatives
Members of the Parliament, Committees and Secretariat capacities enhanced towards gender sensitive Parliament
The project aims at contributing towards the success of the parliamentary democratic system in Bhutan by strengthening the capacity of the Parliament, which includes the National Assembly and the National Council.more