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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

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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; 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

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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
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