Gender in Curriculum

In partnership with the Royal Institute of Management (RIM), we are working to increase the capacity of new civil servants to provide gender responsive public services. Funded by the Canadian High Commission in India through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, this project will address the challenges women face when accessing public services by developing relevant tertiary education curriculum that will increase the capacity of young Bhutanese entering the civil service.

This project will promote gender equality in public services through the design of 4 courses at RIM that provide new civil servants with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement and evaluate public services that are responsive to the different needs and circumstances of both women and men.

Project Objectives September 2019 – October 2020:

  • Research international best practices on incorporating gender issues into public sector training
  • Contextualize and apply best practices to Bhutanese civil service through a collaborative Roundtable
  • Design new and revise existing RIM curriculum (1 new course and 3 revised courses) to incorporate key gender concepts and skills identified in the best practices contextualized for Bhutan
  • Launch the delivery of the new and revised gender-focused curriculum at RIM in a manner that is sustainable and can be scaled-up after project completion

About the Royal Institute of Management

The Royal Institute of Management (RIM) was established in 1986 and was granted autonomy under the Royal Charter of RIM in 1990. It is mandated to impart, promote and improve professional knowledge and skills in management and public administration in both public and private sectors in Bhutan. It aspires to be a ‘centre of excellence in management education, training and research in the region’ and to ‘develop professionally and socially responsible managers and leaders with holistic values and competencies’. Learn more at