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Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)

Bhutan maintains solid growth and macroeconomic stability. Hydropower construction and supportive fiscal and monetary policy have contributed to solid growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 120403 OCT 01, 2017

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Bhutan economic update : hydropower sector clouds macroeconomic prospect (English)

Bhutan maintained solid growth and macroeconomic stability in the first half of 2017. However, delays in hydropower construction cloud macroeconomic prospects in the coming years. ... See More +

Working Paper 120108 SEP 27, 2017

Ishihara,Yoichiro; Lhaden,Tenzin Disclosed

Increasing Agribusiness Growth in Bhutan (English)

The policy note assesses Bhutan's agribusiness sector and recommends steps the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) might consider to increase the sector's growth. ... See More +

Policy Note 120138 SEP 01, 2017

Keturakis,Ed; Dawes,Winston; Jones,Maria Ruth; Lapres,Blair Edward; Ronchi,Loraine; Santini,Massimiliano Disclosed

Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)

The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan provides a detailed assessment of firm performance and constraints as they enter, operate, and exit domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 120144 SEP 01, 2017

Santini,Massimiliano; Tran,Trang Thu; Beath,Andrew Disclosed

The public/private wage differential in the land of gross national happiness (English)

In Bhutan, the public sector is usually seen as the most desirable employer. This study asks if this can be attributed to public sector employees receiving higher wages than comparable private sector workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7925 DEC 19, 2016

Schmillen,Achim Daniel Disclosed

Bhutan economic update (English)

Bhutan maintained solid macroeconomic performance in 2016. Large ongoing investments in hydropower projects, and supportive fiscal and monetary policy have contributed to the momentum in growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 112633 DEC 01, 2016

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Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Bhutan (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Bhutan. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109723 OCT 25, 2016

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Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)

Bhutan has maintained solid macroeconomic performance in the first half of 2016. Large ongoing investments in hydropower projects, supportive fiscal and monetary policy have been contributing to the growth momentum. ... See More +

Working Paper 109248 OCT 01, 2016

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Bhutan - Public financial management performance report (English)

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) places high priority on good governance, and sound public financial management is one of the key elements of good governance. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 110293 SEP 07, 2016

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FY16 Bhutan country opinion survey report (English)

The Country Opinion Survey in Bhutan assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in Bhutan perceive the WBG. ... See More +

Working Paper 109521 SEP 01, 2016

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Bhutan - Promoting development in remote rural communities (English)

The main objective of the Promoting development in remote rural communities for Bhutan of 11th Five-year-Plan (2013–2018) is to achieve green economic growth,inclusive social development, poverty alleviation, and climate smart sustainable management and utilization of natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 112135 JUN 17, 2016

Dawes,Winston; Takada,Mio; Rai,Deepa Disclosed

Managing environmental and social impacts of hydropower in Bhutan (English)

Development of Bhutan’s untapped hydro power resources has the potential to spur economic growth, rapidly increase export revenue,reduce poverty, and bring about sustained improvements in human development. ... See More +

Working Paper 107462 JUN 15, 2016

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Bhutan - Blending happiness and hazelnuts with finance : case study (English)

On the mountains of Bhutan, where happiness is akin to holiness, a quiet agricultural revolution is taking place. Dotted along the vertiginous Himalayan slopes are millions of young hazelnut trees, the vision of an entrepreneurial couple, Daniel Spitzer and Teresa Law, who dared bring commercial hazelnut production to Bhutan. ... See More +

Working Paper 110900 JUN 01, 2016

Palmer,Caitriona Mary; Farenholtz,Philipp; Mecagni,Laura O.; Price,Elizabeth-000331351; Shah, Niraj Disclosed

Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) places great emphasis on the creation of a sufficient number of high-quality jobs to achieve full employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 110896 JAN 01, 2016

Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Rajbhandary,Jasmine; Denisova,Anastasiya; Kuddo,Arvo; Mete,Cem; Moubarak,Amr S.; Weber,Michael Disclosed

The Bhutan electric vehicle initiative : scenarios, implications, and economic impact (English)

This report summarizes the results of a technical analysis of the Bhutan electric vehicle (EVs) initiative. The analysis, assuming three scenarios for the uptake of EVs in the country, introduces international experiences and lessons learned in EV programs and looks at required investments - for example, for EV charging facilities - as well as expected economic impacts and policy outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 104339 JAN 01, 2016

Zhu,Da; Patella,Dominic Pasquale; Steinmetz,Roland Olivier; Peamsilpakulchorn,Pajnapa Disclosed

Bhutan – Macroeconomic and public finance policy note : hydropower impact and public finance reforms towards economic self-reliance (English)

Bhutan’s hydropower generation potential raises the prospect of tremendous development opportunities for the country: fast increasing export revenue, sustained economic growth, and rapid poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Note 106327 NOV 01, 2015

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Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Bhutan (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Bhutan. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100674 OCT 01, 2015

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Country Data Report for Bhutan, 1996-2014 (English)

This Country Data Report summarizes the data from the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project for Bhutan. The WGI report six aggregate governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996-2014, covering: i) voice and accountability, ii) political stability and absence of violence, terrorism, iii) government effectiveness, iv) regulatory quality, v) rule of law, and vi) control of corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper 105407 SEP 15, 2015

Disclosed

Moderinizing weather, water, and climate services : a road map for Bhutan (English)

Working Paper 98534 JUL 21, 2015

Pillai,Poonam; Tshering,Dechen Disclosed

Bhutan : MPO (English)

Growth rebounded in 2014 along with the lift of restrictions over credit and imports and with hydropower investment back on schedule. Bhutan’s significant dissaving is illustrated by a large current account deficit. ... See More +

Brief 95993 APR 15, 2015

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Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120403 Working Paper
Bhutan economic update : hydropower sector clouds macroeconomic prospect (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 120108 Working Paper
Increasing Agribusiness Growth in Bhutan (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120138 Policy Note
Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120144 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA)
The public/private wage differential in the land of gross national happiness (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 WPS7925 Policy Research Working Paper
Bhutan economic update (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112633 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Bhutan (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109723 Working Paper
Bhutan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109248 Working Paper
Bhutan - Public financial management performance report (English)
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SEP 07, 2016 110293 Public Expenditure Review
FY16 Bhutan country opinion survey report (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 109521 Working Paper
Bhutan - Promoting development in remote rural communities (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 112135 Working Paper
Managing environmental and social impacts of hydropower in Bhutan (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 107462 Working Paper
Bhutan - Blending happiness and hazelnuts with finance : case study (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 110900 Working Paper
Bhutan’s labor market : toward gainful quality employment for all (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 110896 Working Paper
The Bhutan electric vehicle initiative : scenarios, implications, and economic impact (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104339 Publication
Bhutan – Macroeconomic and public finance policy note : hydropower impact and public finance reforms towards economic self-reliance (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 106327 Policy Note
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Bhutan (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100674 Working Paper
Country Data Report for Bhutan, 1996-2014 (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 105407 Working Paper
Moderinizing weather, water, and climate services : a road map for Bhutan (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 98534 Working Paper
Bhutan : MPO (English)
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APR 15, 2015 95993 Brief