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Bhutan

Bhutan is a small landlocked country sandwiched between the two economic powerhouses of India and China. It covers 38,394km2, which is slightly smaller than Switzerland. In 2020, the population stood at 771,612, and even though this figure has tripled since 1960, it is still less than 10% the population of present-day Switzerland. Geographically, the country comprises foothills and high mountainous terrain in the eastern Himalayas. Administratively, it is split into twenty dzongkhag (districts).
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10,907.9 USD
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Water-sensitive urban designs for Bhutan’s Cities

Calling for water-sensitive urban designs for Bhutan’s Cities

4 February 2023

Experts look at water-sensitive urban designs for Bhutan’s Cities

How Bhutan could provide the blueprint for climate-smart forest economies

15 December 2022

To create housing, maintain its negative carbon status and sustainably manage its forests, Bhutan is embarking on creating a climate-smart forest economy.

Need to grow enough to feed ourselves

18 November 2022

Agriculture development needs a new turn, to secure national sovereignty and reduce dependency on food imports.

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Land is often registered in the names of women, however, decisions about land may remain with male members of the household

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China’s Land Grab in Bhutan Is the New Face of War

17 May 2021

Article written by Hal Brands and originally published by Bloomberg at: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-05-16/china-s-land-grab-in-bhutan-is-the-new-face-of-war (Photo: Buddha at the border. Photographer: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)   The Pax Americana made outright invasions too…