BCF’s Think Piece series provides in-depth explorations of key issues related to development in Bhutan. They will appear approximately quarterly on the BCF website and be written by both Canadian and Bhutanese authors.
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* This Think Piece originally appeared as an article in The Druk Journal volume titled: Bhutan after the COVID-19 Crisis (Volume 7, Issue 1; Spring 2021). The original can be found here. BCF thanks The Druk Journal for itsRead More
Introduction “Disruption” and “innovation” are two terms that permeate current development practice and research. Standard ways of ‘doing’ development are perceived as being in urgent need of disruption if they are to meaningfully improve people’s lives. This includes work onRead More
* This Think Piece originally appeared as an article in The Druk Journal (Volume 5, Issue 1; Spring 2019). The original can be found here. BCF thanks The Druk Journal for its kind permission to post the article in ourRead More
* This Think Piece is an adaptation of a paper presented by the author at the Seventh International Conference on Gross National Happiness in Thimphu, Bhutan. Introduction Promoting entrepreneurship is a key vehicle to foster diversified economic growth. This isRead More