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USD 4 mn grant to strengthen Management of Public Funds

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) and the World Bank signed a USD 4 million grant today to help Bhutan manage public funds more effectively and improve procurement and budgetary systems, with the over reaching goal of strengthening delivery of Public services and enhancing governance. “Sound public financial management is …

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Consumers in Bhutan protected by consumer law

Are Bhutanese protected as consumers in case of products with defects and the producer incurs a legal liability for producing unsafe products? Yes say officials of the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP). “According to the Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan 2012, in determining what a person is generally entitled to …

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Preparing women for 2018

The Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) is coaching, mentoring and nurturing women to build leadership capacity and skills as the next general election in 2018 draws near. BNEW has conducted Leadership Workshops for elected women in local government. The fourth workshop, which is yet to be completed, gathered 160 …

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Every year around 21 women die of cervical cancer in Bhutan

This is the leading female cancer in Bhutan is preventable with early detection Cervical cancer is the leading female cancer in Bhutan. It is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be contracted through sexual contact. However, there are many types of the HPV virus and not …

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Trading investment banking for Buddhism in Bhutan

Emma Slade in conversation with Michael Rutland

Emma Slade who traded a high-flying international banking career to become a Buddhist nun, spoke about how she broke out of the labyrinth that is a banker’s world to embark on a journey of spirituality during one yesterday’ session of the Mountain Echoes Lit Fest in Thimphu. Emma Slade also …

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