Tarayana Foundation

Tarayana Foundation is a Public Benefit Organization, registered with the Civil Society Organization Authority of Bhutan created in 2003. It is supported and advised by the Board of Directors & an Executive Committee. The Board provides overall guidance at the policy level, while the Executive Committee supports the Secretariat in implementing the activities approved by the Board. The Secretariat manages and implements the programmes with a network of Programme and Field Officers.

 Tarayana’s interventions are categorized into four main areas:


Afeghanistan - Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, MRRD

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) was established to develop and implement programs promoting responsible social and financial growth in rural areas, primarily in the non-farm sector. It has employees in all 34 Provinces of Afghanistan, and delivers a wide range of programs funded both by the Ministry itself and the International Community.


Population growth, inflation and food insecurity in Pakistan

Photo credit: Displaced Pakistanis pull a cartload of rations distributed by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) at a tent camp in Naseerabad, Balochistan Province. UN Photo Library.
In March 2018,the former federal cabinet of Pakistan approved 'a new and improved version of the Pakistan National Food Security Policy after years of development by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. This was well received as about 60% of Pakistan's population is food insecure according to the World Food Programme (WFP). This revised version of the policy states that agriculture growth rate is expected to rise by 4% each year, overtaking the 2.5% rate achieved in 2008. To achieve this set target is a magnanimous task for a nation that is projected to have a population of 335 million by 2050, almostdoubling their population today. In Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity , Michael Kugelman writes: Today’s statistics about food insecurity in Pakistan — the 77...Read more

Lessons from pilot projects promoting just transition to greener economies in Asia-Pacific. These guidelines offer the ILO and its constituents a framework and practical tool to ensure that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges also advance employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities on an equal footing.


Madagascar: Country Profile

Madagascar’s recurrent political crisis in the last decade has greatly affected the country’s development and contributed to a deterioration in living standards. Its impacts are felt in almost all areas: political, socio-economic and cultural, and also in...

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the flagship employment programme of the Government of India. With an expenditure of about USD 59 Billion from its inception in 2006 until now, MGNREGA covers 245 million people as registered beneficiaries in India. The article in the link summarises the findings on a research study on the effects of MGNREGA on labour market and labour migration in India


UNICEF Angola promoting south-south and triangular cooperation between water utilities to improving and expanding service to the most in need

The consortium of pubic water operators Vitens Evides International (VEI) from The Netherlands and FIPAG from Mozambique has been awarded a 1-year Water Operators' Partnership (WOP, www.gwopa.org ), as a south-south and triangular technical cooperation...

The symposium is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN- ESCWA) and the Pacific Water Research Centre of Simon Frazier University, Vancouver Canada.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has had to reduce the number of dwellings that can be restored under its home repair programme for St. Maarten. The original number of 500 homes has been decreased to 150.

Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Kajsa Ollongren stated this in an update on the status of the early recovery projects in St. Maarten she sent to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Friday.