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Bhutan Development Update : Harnessing Urbanization (English)

Despite its small population and land area, Bhutan is among the most rapidly urbanizing countries in South Asia. While this urbanization parallels robust economic growth and the expansion of job and investment opportunities in cities, there remain challenges to fully leveraging the potential of urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 138060 JUL 01, 2019

Lhaden,Tenzin; Ishihara,Yoichiro Disclosed

Bhutan Forest Note : Pathways for Sustainable Forest Management and Socio-equitable Economic Development (English)

The Bhutan Forest Note articulates opportunities for supporting Bhutan's sustainable development aspirations, including its constitutional commitment to maintain at least 60 percent of the country's land area under forest cover and to better respond or prepare for vulnerabilities such as climate change and natural disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper 138917 JUL 01, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Regional Development and Economic Transformation (English)

This paper is part of a series of four Urban Policy Notes that provide a critical review on emergent challenges to Bhutan’s increasing urbanization and its ramifications for growth, livability and sustainability in line with the directives of the 12th Plan and Vision 2020. ... See More +

Report 137323 MAY 30, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Regional Development and Economic Transformation (English)

This paper is part of a series of four Urban Policy Notes that provide a critical review on emergent challenges to Bhutan’s increasing urbanization and its ramifications for growth, livability and sustainability in line with the directives of the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) and the Vision 2020. ... See More +

Report 137321 MAY 30, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Affordable Housing Policy (English)

This paper is part of a series of four Urban Policy Notes that provide a critical review on emergent challenges to Bhutan’s increasing urbanization and its ramifications for growth, livability and sustainability in line with the directives of the 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) and the Vision 2020. ... See More +

Report 137325 MAY 30, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Urban Resilience (English)

This paper is part of a series of four Urban Policy Notes that identify emergent challenges to Bhutan’s increasing urbanization and its ramifications for growth, livability, and sustainability in line with the directives of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (FYP) for 2018-23 and the Vision 2020. ... See More +

Report 137326 MAY 30, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan Policy Note : Harnessing Spatial Opportunities in Agriculture for Economic Transformation (English)

Home to over 735,000 people, the Kingdom of Bhutan has achieved rapid economic growth and poverty reduction, despite the constraints of being a small, landlocked, and mountainous country. ... See More +

Working Paper 135657 MAR 27, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan Development Report : A Path to Inclusive and Sustainable Development (English)

Bhutan has a strong track record of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, primarilysupported by the state, which has played a large role in the country's development accomplishments.Growth has been driven mainly by the public sector through hydropower development. ... See More +

Working Paper 134060 JAN 01, 2019

Ishihara,Yoichiro; Santini,Massimiliano; Gutierrez Ossio,Jose Eduardo; Shrestha,Sabin Raj; Grover,Savinay; Dawes,Winston; Aguilar,Javier; Singh,Rajendra-000312761; Liden,Mats Johan Rikard; Abakerli B,Stefania B.; Rajbhandary,Jasmine Disclosed

Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Regional Development and Economic Transformation (English)

Despite its small absolute size and population, Bhutan is the most rapidly urbanizing country in South Asia. This urbanization has coincided with strong economic growth as the country shifts toward an economy based on contributions from manufacturing and services clustered in and around cities. ... See More +

Working Paper 138062 JAN 01, 2019

Mason,David; Menon Parameswaran,Balakrishna; Khan,Zahed Hossain; Tshering,Dechen; Belle,Arati Disclosed

Bhutan Rising (English)

These Policy Notes seek to distill key findings from a broad range of World Bank Group engagements in Bhutan, including policy dialogue, analytical work, strategic documents, project lending and trust funded activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 134621 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Bhutan Development Update : Accelerating Reform Momentum (English)

Economic performance remains strong. Accelerating reform momentum after the 2018 general elections will be key to consolidating and furthering Bhutan’s development. ... See More +

Working Paper 131975 NOV 01, 2018

Ishihara,Yoichiro; Lhaden,Tenzin Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Bhutan (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131589 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Bhutan development update : youth unemployment rate increased under high growth (English)

Bhutan maintained solid growth and macroeconomic stability during 2016/17. The national poverty headcount rate fell from 12 percent in 2012 to 8 percent in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 127476 JUN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Bhutan - Climate investment opportunities in South Asia (English)

Bhutan is Asia’s fastest-growing economy, with GDP expected to increase by 8.2 percent in 2017. This growth is driven primarily by investments in hydropower, which contributes about a fifth of GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 122323 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Practical solutions for addressing labor-related barriers to Bhutan's private employment growth (English)

This note provides practical solutions for addressing the labor-related barriers that impede Bhutan's private sector employment growth: (i) lack of workers with relevant experience and skills, (ii) restrictions on employing non-Bhutanese workers, and (iii) lack of interest among Bhutanese workers in private sector employment opportunities (Enterprise Survey 2015). ... See More +

Working Paper 121485 NOV 01, 2017

Santini,Massimiliano; Denisova,Anastasiya; Rajbhandary,Jasmine Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Bhutan (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120841 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

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

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

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Bhutan Development Update : Harnessing Urbanization (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138060 Working Paper
Bhutan Forest Note : Pathways for Sustainable Forest Management and Socio-equitable Economic Development (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138917 Working Paper
Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Regional Development and Economic Transformation (English)
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MAY 30, 2019 137323 Report
Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Regional Development and Economic Transformation (English)
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MAY 30, 2019 137321 Report
Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Affordable Housing Policy (English)
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MAY 30, 2019 137325 Report
Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Urban Resilience (English)
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MAY 30, 2019 137326 Report
Bhutan Policy Note : Harnessing Spatial Opportunities in Agriculture for Economic Transformation (English)
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MAR 27, 2019 135657 Working Paper
Bhutan Development Report : A Path to Inclusive and Sustainable Development (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134060 Working Paper
Bhutan Urban Policy Notes : Regional Development and Economic Transformation (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 138062 Working Paper
Bhutan Rising (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134621 Working Paper
Bhutan Development Update : Accelerating Reform Momentum (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131975 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Bhutan (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131589 Working Paper
Bhutan development update : youth unemployment rate increased under high growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127476 Working Paper
Bhutan - Climate investment opportunities in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122323 Working Paper
Practical solutions for addressing labor-related barriers to Bhutan's private employment growth (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121485 Working Paper
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Bhutan (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120841 Working Paper
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
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)
Increasing Agribusiness Growth in Bhutan (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120138 Policy Note