Asia Observer

Happiness and wellbeing trump material growth in Bhutan

Report supported by former cabinet secretary Gus O'Donnell, calls for new policy direction that prioritises wellbeing and happiness over GDP growth
Report by Julie Richardson, Guardian Professional, Tuesday 8 April 2014


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Bhutan: Finding happiness

Life is improved through simple pleasures, such as wandering through valleys, friendly conversation and yak butter tea. Report by Andrew Davison; Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 3 September 2013. Photo shows positive outlook … a boost for the gross national happiness index from this window in Pa


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Bhutan opposition wins parliamentary elections



By WASBIR HUSSAIN
Associated Press


GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Bhutan's main opposition People's Democratic Party won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections Saturday and will take over power in the tiny Himalayan nation.
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