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Analyzing Female Employment Trends in South Asia (English)

This paper studies employment patterns and trends in South Asia to shed light on determinants of extremely low female employment rates in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9157 FEB 19, 2020

Najeeb,Fatima; Morales,Matias; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C. Disclosed

Critical Reinsurance Supervision for the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (English)

The document highlights the most critical aspects in the reinsurance supervision that the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) should consider. ... See More +

Report 145921 JAN 01, 2020

Wehrhahn,Rodolfo Francisco Disclosed

Public Financing for Improving Nutrition Outcomes and Human Capital in Bhutan (English)

Despite progress in recent years, malnutrition - a key risk factor for human capital accumulation - remains a policy concern in Bhutan, especially in rural areas and in the eastern region of the country. ... See More +

Report 145911 JAN 01, 2020

Disclosed

What Gets Measured Gets Managed : Assessing Public Financing for Improving Nutrition Outcomes and Human Capital in Bhutan (English)

This study summarizes estimates and lessons learned from application of the scaling up nutrition (SUN) methodology to assess public financing for nutrition in Bhutan. ... See More +

Working Paper 144533 JAN 01, 2020

Ahmed,Shakil - HSAHP; Bhattarai,Manav; Dzed,Laigden; Ghimire,Mamata; Lhazom,Pema; Tandon,Ajay; Ulep,Valerie Gilbert T. Disclosed

Bhutan Development Update (English)

Growth in Bhutan is estimated to have remained subdued in 2018-19 as hydropower production declined further. Inflation decelerated to its lowest level in 2018-19 since 2003, reflecting a rapid decline in food prices. ... See More +

Report AUS0001406 JAN 01, 2020

Lhaden,Tenzin; Trost Zagatti,Melanie Simone; Ishihara,Yoichiro Disclosed

Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Bhutan (English)

Doing business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143823 OCT 24, 2019

Disclosed

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's Integration with the Global Economy : International Investment Treaties and Conventions (English)

In this context, Bhutan can become wealthier through accelerating both domestic and foreign investment, as well as signing investment treaties. ... See More +

Report 139986 JUN 29, 2019

Zafar,Ali; Mattoo,Aaditya; Echandi,Roberto Disclosed

Bhutan Policy Notes : Investment Climate Reforms (English)

Bhutan’s investment climate is primarily constrained by imperfections in factor markets, limited access to product markets, and state dominance. ... See More +

Report 139985 JUN 29, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan’s Business Infrastructure Policy and Industrial Parks (English)

Between 2010 and 2018, Bhutan’s economic performance in the real growth of gross domestic product (GDP) was respectable, averaging more than 5 percent a year. ... See More +

Report 139984 JUN 29, 2019

Engman,Michael Olavi; Zafar,Ali Disclosed

Bhutan - Developing CSI Firms : Policy Notes (English)

In recent years, the government of Bhutan has been placing increasing emphasis on cottage and small industry (CSI) development. It has been revising the 2012 CSI policy to provide strong support for the growing sector. ... See More +

Report 140009 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan - Doing Business Reform : Policy Notes (English)

Bhutan has been reforming its doing business environment in recent years as part of a policy shift to improving its investment climate and economic performance.Overall, it is ranked 75 out of 190 countries and is the highest ranked country in the South Asia region, significantly outperforming Bangladesh and Pakistan. ... See More +

Report 140007 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Bhutan - Attracting Foreign Direct Investment : Policy Notes (English)

Report 140005 JUN 01, 2019

Disclosed

FY2019 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 +

Report 143403 JUN 01, 2019

Felzer,Sharon 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

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Analyzing Female Employment Trends in South Asia (English)
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FEB 19, 2020 WPS9157 Policy Research Working Paper
Critical Reinsurance Supervision for the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145921 Report
Public Financing for Improving Nutrition Outcomes and Human Capital in Bhutan (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 145911 Report
What Gets Measured Gets Managed : Assessing Public Financing for Improving Nutrition Outcomes and Human Capital in Bhutan (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 144533 Working Paper
Bhutan Development Update (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 AUS0001406 Report
Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Bhutan (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143823 Working Paper
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's Integration with the Global Economy : International Investment Treaties and Conventions (English)
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JUN 29, 2019 139986 Report
Bhutan Policy Notes : Investment Climate Reforms (English)
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JUN 29, 2019 139985 Report
Bhutan’s Business Infrastructure Policy and Industrial Parks (English)
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JUN 29, 2019 139984 Report
Bhutan - Developing CSI Firms : Policy Notes (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 140009 Report
Bhutan - Doing Business Reform : Policy Notes (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 140007 Report
Bhutan - Attracting Foreign Direct Investment : Policy Notes (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 140005 Report
FY2019 Bhutan Country Opinion Survey Report (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 143403 Report
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