Reports

A โ€˜holistic, strategic, and collaborative wayโ€™ to tackle youth unemployment

Puran Gurung The UNDP-MoLHR report โ€œAddressing the Youth Unemployment Challenge in Bhutan through a Systemic Portfolio-Based Approachโ€ proposes a portfolio of integrated solutions to tackle youth unemployment in a โ€˜holistic, strategic, and collaborative wayโ€™. UNDP-MoLHR report points that Bhutan has been facing the challenge since 2005, and that a majority of the population are youths, and creating a vibrant labour …

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Unemployment rate of Phuentsholing is 4.8 percent, a RIGSS report

Phurpa Wangmo Owing to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak to labour markets, a study by Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) projects Phuentsholingโ€™s unemployment rate at 4.8 percent. This figure was collected in the working-age population (15 years and above) in the report Comprehensive Household Census of Phuentsholing Thromde and Peri-urban Areas (2021) โ€“ the tally accounts …

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Pathways to maximize GNH and achievement of SDGs by 2030

In line to maximize Gross National Happiness and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the Ministry for Agriculture and Forest is laying the foundation by embarking on eight ambitious and transformative pathways over the next decade. According to Bhutan National Pathways (BNP) launched by MoAF, these transformative pathways will ensure that Bhutan’s food systems assure access to …

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Is Bhutan prepared for the Big Quake?

WFP study on the impact and plan of action for potential earthquakes is the first ever model in Bhutan for humanitarian planning By Tashi Namgyal The Himalayan region has amongst the highest earthquake risk globally, with recent moderate-sized events resulting in tens of thousands of casualties. Despite this, understanding of earthquake risk in the region is limited, particularly in Bhutan, …

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11 and 12 year old to represent Bhutan in Moscow

By Tshering Rigzin Sonam Tenzin and Kinley Deki Yangzom will represent Bhutan in Gazpromโ€™s Football for Friendship (F4F) in Moscow, Russia on June 12 this year. This will be Bhutanโ€™s first ever participation in the event. Rigzin, an 11 year old student studying in class five in Loselling Middle Secondary School, Thimphu was chosen out of twenty under 15 national …

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Bhutan to host SAFF U-18 Championship 2017 for the first time

By Tshering After 18 years of affiliation with South Asian Football Federation (SAFF), Bhutan for the first time will host SAFF U-18 CHAMPIONSHIP 2017. The championship is scheduled to start from September 18 to September 27. A total of six SAARC countries India, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Bhutan will participate in the championship. However, two nations of SAARC …

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