Bhutan

Promoting better nutrition in Bhutan

Promoting better nutrition in Bhutan

School children singing and dancing in Samtse Dzongkhag. Photo Credit: Izabela Leao / World Bank
Bhutan is no ordinary place.
A landlocked Himalayan kingdom tucked in a mostly rugged mountainous terrain between India and China, it measures prosperity …

by · Monday, 14 May 2018 · Bhutan, China, India
Encouraging more women to take part in regional trade

Encouraging more women to take part in regional trade

Across South Asia, women represent a hugely underutilized source of growth. In fact, the South Asia region has some of the world’s lowest rates of female labor force participation – only 36%. Even where women work, they are mostly confined to less-rem…

by · Thursday, 29 March 2018 · Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal
Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Illegal trade in wildlife and conservation often were not considered high priority for countries of the South Asia Region. In the first ever attempt, the governments of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan joined forces to strengthen regional cooperation for …

by · Tuesday, 27 March 2018 · Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal
Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Regional cooperation in conservation: South Asia shows the way

Illegal trade in wildlife and conservation often were not considered high priority for countries of the South Asia Region. In the first ever attempt, the governments of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan joined forces to strengthen regional cooperation for …

by · Tuesday, 27 March 2018 · Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal
Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Accompanying rapid economic development, Bhutan has greatly reduced gaps in gender equality.
Photo Caption: Sonam ‘Sherlock’ Phuntsho/World Bank
“…never did I imagine that I would live to see this day, when a woman would be serving at this level,” sai…

by · Thursday, 8 March 2018 · Bhutan, China, India, Oman
Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Accompanying rapid economic development, Bhutan has greatly reduced gaps in gender equality.
Photo Caption: Sonam ‘Sherlock’ Phuntsho/World Bank
“…never did I imagine that I would live to see this day, when a woman would be serving at this level,” sai…

by · Thursday, 8 March 2018 · Bhutan, China, India, Oman
Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Accompanying rapid economic development, Bhutan has greatly reduced gaps in gender equality.
Photo Caption: Sonam ‘Sherlock’ Phuntsho/World Bank
“…never did I imagine that I would live to see this day, when a woman would be serving at this level,” sai…

by · Thursday, 8 March 2018 · Bhutan, China, India, Oman
Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Moving towards gender equality in Bhutan

Accompanying rapid economic development, Bhutan has greatly reduced gaps in gender equality.
Photo Caption: Sonam ‘Sherlock’ Phuntsho/World Bank
“…never did I imagine that I would live to see this day, when a woman would be serving at this level,” sai…

by · Thursday, 8 March 2018 · Bhutan, China, India, Oman
Improving Agricultural Systems and Raising Prosperity in Rural Bhutan

Improving Agricultural Systems and Raising Prosperity in Rural Bhutan

Tara Nidhi, farmer and beneficiary
of the Remote Rural Communities
Development Project (RRCDP) in Bhutan.
Photo Credit: Izabela Leao/World Bank
“I never thought I would see a road passing by my house in this lifetime,” says Tara Nidhi, a 70-year old f…

by · Thursday, 1 February 2018 · Bhutan
When technology meets agriculture in Bhutan

When technology meets agriculture in Bhutan

Based in eastern Bhutan, Mountain Hazelnuts has developed innovative uses of ICT for its commercial agriculture operations. Photo Credit: Bryan Watts/World Bank
Bhutan is a challenging environment in which to develop commercial agriculture. The countr…

by · Tuesday, 19 December 2017 · Bhutan