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Following a slowdown in FY 2012-13, our economy revived in the subsequent years, and growth has been progressive over the last couple of years. By the end of 2015, the size of our economy was Nu 132.000 billion, which translates to a per capita income of Nu 172,814 (approx. USD 2700 per person/annum) considering the total population of 768,577 (as per data from NSB).

 

Much of the research in the report is supported by The Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS), a government-supported center in Bhutan that evaluates and provides feedback on government programs and policies.

 
The inland water route, stretching from Indian territory through the Brahmaputra river till Mongla and Chittagong in Bangladesh, will soon be accessible to Bhutan.  
 

Not much is known about Bhutan abroad. Even more scarce is literature on gender and sexuality studies. Much of the scholarly works relate to Bhutanese customs and culture

 

Addiction is the greatest scourge we face today, calling us to deal with it urgently and effectively. Considering more than half our population constitutes young people, addiction should be viewed as a compelling problem of modern life.

 

In the good old days, National Service was mandatory after school. My batch had the privilege of being on National Service twice – first after Class X and then when we returned from our postgraduate studies. I am most grateful for the humbling discoveries and priceless learning that the two unique opportunities made possible.

 

The judiciary has begun undertaking vital review and reforms. 

 

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, it is important to reflect on the importance of the inclusion of gender in academia. The goal of gender professionals is to ensure fair representation of marginalized groups in a variety of discourses – be it literature, science, history, or even current affairs and popular culture.

 

Although India has an open border with neighbours Nepal and Bhutan, the porous nature of the borders have started raising concerns on national security.

Although India has an open border with neighbours Nepal and Bhutan, the porous nature of the borders have started raising concerns on national security.

 

“Agriculture is not just an industry for Bhutan but also an important source of culture in Bhutan. If the power of agriculture were to decrease, so would the power of country”. These are words of wisdom from His Majesty The Fourth King that JICA received and has cherished. In line with the importance of agriculture in Bhutan, JICA has continued to cooperate with the Government of Bhutan in the field of agriculture since 1964. In such a setting, one astonishing fact came to light after implementing the 2015 GNH Survey conducted by the Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH Research(CBS) with assistance from JICA. Farmers were found to be the least happy among other occupational groups.

 


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