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Looking Around

Kindness is the glue that holds Bhutanese society together. In an often hostile world, we revel in the traditions and glories of this beautiful country. It is a special place in so many ways. As a resident of Thimphu, and a long time observer of Bhutan and the Bhutanese, I …

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Loan interest reduction

The loan interest rate reduction reform, carried out by the Central Bank at the request of the government from August 2016, saved an estimated Nu 3.2 bn for borrowers, just in 2017. This is only set to increase in the coming years as the loan base increases. According to feedback …

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Bedside Toilet- Dignity and Desperation

Bedside Toilet Borrowing program was created at Bhutan Toilet Org in 2017, almost accidentally. We had four units of portable potty, which were bought to be used as guest toilets during Highland Festival in Laya, but after realising that the potties wouldn’t be suitable for huge public events we kept them …

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Reducing grant dependence

It is the responsibility of the current government to draw up the draft 12th FYP plan and secure in principal donor commitments, so that when a new government comes in it has a ready plan and also donors that it can approach. In that sense, this government must be commended …

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Looking for the unemployed

The Bhutan Living Standard Survey (BLSS) in 2017 revealed that the unemployment in Bhutan had reached a historic low of 2 percent in 2017 (March to April) compared to 2.7 percent in 2012. For most business owners in the private sector this would not be news given the increasing difficulty …

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Why Is Bangladesh Booming?

NEW YORK – Bangladesh has become one of Asia’s most remarkable and unexpected success stories in recent years. Once one of the poorest regions of Pakistan, Bangladesh remained an economic basket case – wracked by poverty and famine – for many years after independence in 1971. In fact, by 2006, …

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Sustainability is the main media challenge

As Bhutanese journalists marked yet another World Press Freedom day, it is important for us to recognize the number one challenge facing the press in Bhutan. It is not self censorship, it is not lack of access to information, it is not a small society syndrome nor is it about …

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