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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'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

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

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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'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
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