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Empowering rural Bhutanese women entrepreneurs

In Bhutan, SNVโ€™s efforts to support women masons reveal that they are faced multiple challenges over the past decade By Tandin Wangchuk It is often stated that well-intentioned approaches to promote rural womenโ€™s entrepreneurship in the WASH sector can inadvertently marginalise them if these fail to recognise and act on gendered barriers to womenโ€™s economic empowerment. SNV and partners are …

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Bhutan – India cooperation in Healthcare

By Chimi Wangmo One of the strong areas of co-operation in the Bhutan-India friendship chapter is undeniably providing quality healthcare. From entirely funding Bhutanโ€™s first five year plan to building the first roads and hospitals in the country, the government of India has always been a steadfast development partner for Bhutanโ€™s socio-economic growth and one area that has received particular …

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๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐š ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ก๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐ง ๐‹๐š๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก ๐‚๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ-๐๐จ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ ๐๐‘ ๐‚๐จ๐๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ System

By Sonam Choki The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) and the National Payments Corporation of India rolled out the third phase of the project on the cross-border interoperable QR code payment linkage between Bhutan and India this week. The project is in continuation to the announcement made during the launch of RuPay in 2019 by the Prime Minister of …

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Bhutan languishing in austere revenue

The government is doing everything possible in order to fill the gaping holes in the economy By Tashi Namgyal The countryโ€™s expenditure continues to rise while its resources increase just at a snailโ€™s pace or at the least,remains stagnant. The current budget for this Financial Year (FY) has increased by 8 percent compared with the last FY. The parliament just …

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Any MP can be the next Home Minister: PM

While the government is yet to make a formal selection among the serving MPs, speculations are rife in favour of MP Dawa in the pecking order By Tashi Namgyal Bhutanese electorates are rooting for their respective Member of Parliament (MP) to be appointed as the new Home Minister, with different people from different constituencies across the country rigorously trying to …

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