Turning vision into reality: the development challenges confronting Bhutan

The Round Table Meeting (RTM) for Bhutan is the most important forum for policy dialogue and aid coordination between the Royal Government and its development partners. Held once every two and a half years, the last RTM for Bhutan, the 10th, was held successfully in Thimphu, Bhutan, from 17th -18th February 2008. The 11th RTM (1st - 2nd September
2011) takes place at the midpoint in the implementation of the Tenth Five Year Plan and provides an opportune moment to take stock of development progress and review development challenges facing the country. That this is the first Plan to be implemented after the introduction of parliamentary democracy under the leadership of the first elected government makes it even more significant.