Your Questions Answered: What is Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index?
Milan Thomas, an ADB economist who specializes in social sector impact evaluation, and Yangchen C. Rinzin, a research fellow at the Centre for Bhutan and Gross National Happiness Studies, answer questions about the use of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index.
How Do We Stop These Devastating Floods? Start With These Six Steps
The devastating floods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region have shown the urgency of actions needed to protect vulnerable communities from the impact of climate change.
Online Job Listings Rebounded Strongly After the Pandemic
Official labor statistics take significant time to produce. In contrast, online job portals are already providing a window into labor demand in the post-pandemic job market.
For Pandemic Relief in South Asia, Look to the Diasporas
Millions of South Asians live outside their home countries. They could be key to region’s pandemic recovery.
The Post-Pandemic Era Can Be a New Era for Asia's Roads, Too.
Roads in Asia and the Pacific have brought us essential supplies and services, frontline workers, food and now vaccines. It is time to revive these vital arteries to prepare for economic recovery.
Getting Higher Education Governance Right in South Asia
Effective higher education systems are critical for countries to advance. In South Asia, reforming governance structures and practices is a crucial step
Can a More Secure Financial System Help Raise Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness?
Bhutan is working to decrease opportunities for money laundering while increasing the security of the financial system.
In Bhutan, Bold Policies Could Make Land Pooling a Powerful Urban Development Tool
In order to be effective, land pooling needs to be supported by policy measures that ensure the benefits accrue equally to landowners, the community, and the government.
Coping with the Pandemic in South Asia by Making it Easier to Trade
The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.
Estimating the Value of Women’s Unpaid Work in Asia’s Homes
Work done within the home, including caring for children, is extremely important to society but undervalued and poorly tracked.