Today, like most countries around the world, Bhutan is looking ahead to re-orient its national strategies in a changed world. This issue of The Druk Journal comes at a time when the country is "reimagining" a future vision for a number of vital areas of growth and development. The articles anticipate governance in critical areas like agriculture, education, health and the national economy. They look at the aspirations of youth and expectations of the elderly. We hope that the thinking and recommendations of well-meaning citizens, observers, and experts bring value to the discourse on nation-building.

Bhutan After the COVID-19 Crisis

Spring 2021 | Volume 7, Issue 1

Table of Contents


Bhutan After the COVID-19 Crisis

Governance Through Change

Re-imagining Bhutan: an Introduction
UNDP Bhutan and BCMD

Anticipatory Governance — the Bhutanese Way
Azusa Kubota and Giulio Quaggiotto

A Civil Service for the Future
Rabsel Dorji

Re-planning Essential Sectors

Reforming the Renewable Natural Resources Sector
A Perspective of a Retiree
Dr Dorjee Kinlay

The Pandemic — Global and National Perspectives
Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo and Dr Bjorn Melgaard

(Re)thinking Education
Chencho Lhamu

Online Teaching and Learning
Tshewang Dorji

Ideas for a Post-COVID Bhutanese Economy
Scott Standley

Enabling the Private Sector for Economic Well-being
Dorji Wangchuk

Trans Bhutan Trail
Tracing the Footsteps of the Ancestors on a Path to the Future
Stephen Couchman and Tandin Wangmo

Building Equitable Cities
Lhazin Y Nedup

The Early Years

Youth in Democracy — the Reality
Ngawang Rigsar Wangchuk

Forces Shaping Bhutan’s Young Social Capital
Dechen Rabgyal

The Later Years

Social Security After the COVID-19 Crisis
Dr Stephen Kidd and Dr Nayha Mansoor

Retirement After the COVID-19 Crisis
Leki Wangmo